Master of Health Science (MHSc) in Translational Research

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About the program

The Translational Research Program (TRP), is a graduate degree program developed at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, that has created a framework and curriculum to train highly skilled personnel who are able to:

  • generate new ideas;
  • apply creative problem-solving; and
  • navigate complexities and ambiguities associated with the translation of knowledge into patient-centric innovations that improve medicine, health and care.  

The Master of Health Science (MHSc) In Translational Research is a two-year (five-term) project-based professional degree that requires 8.0 full course equivalents (FCE) and the completion of a capstone project.

Find out more about translational research in our TR Talks series


You must have:

  • Four-year Honour’s BA or BSc, graduate, or MD degree from a recognized university
  • Academic credentials and background preparation appropriate to the field of study
  • A- average in three of the last four years of study (including the final year)

You also need to have significant capacity for:


  • Exceptional achievement
  • Research curiosity
  • Passion
  • A depth of professional experiences

How to apply

Important deadlines for Fall 2021 start.

Domestic students

Application deadline: June 11, 2021

Documentation deadline: June 25, 2021

International students

Application deadline: May 14, 2021

Documentation deadline: May 28, 2021

See Application information on the Translation Research Program (TRP) website for full details on how to apply. 

More on translational research at LMP

Why we teach to unlearn: the non-traditional path of translational research

“We’re not teaching knowledge, we facilitate the learning of a new mindset”, explains Dr. Joseph Ferenbok, Director of the Translational Research Program (TRP) and Assistant Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology. Now in its sixth year, the TRP is a Master’s program that follows an unconventional path.

Why translational research is a lifestyle, not a job

This is a wonderful field of study that is very challenging and at the same time brings joy as Translators identify, tackle, and solve important problems in the health care field that impact the welfare of healthy (prevention) and sick (diagnosis and therapy) members of the community. It is very much a way of life and not just a job.

Written by Dr. Avrum I. Gotlieb, advisor to the LMP Translational Research Program (TRP) and founding Program Director, MHSc in Laboratory Medicine

Putting theory to the test: real-world experience teaches students to mind the gap

“Knowledge translation can be very effective and very powerful if done in the right way and if you're targeting the right people,” says Evan Foster, a first-year student in the MHSc in Translational Research Program (known as the TRP) in the Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathobiology. A lesson he and his team learned when they took a theory-based project the extra mile and put it into practice.

Students lead the way in their own learning about health equity

Graduate students on the Translational Research Program propose a new module so they can learn more about health equity.

Fighting fit in the pandemic: LMP students offer fitness classes to combat Zoom fatigue

To combat the ‘Zoom fatigue’ that follows back-to-back classes and meetings, a group of seven students from the Translational Research Program (TRP) formed the TRP Fitness Club to encourage students to exercise between classes.