The MA in Human Systems Intervention prepares you to plan and implement whole system change processes. You will explore the theories behind various change approaches in order to facilitate and engage with clients as you design and implement interventions. Collaborating with other students, you will gain a deep understanding of how individuals, teams and systems function, and will apply that knowledge to interventions for third-party organizations. Our course schedule is designed so that students can immediately put the skills they acquire to use in the workplace. Our field supervisors are graduates who now occupy positions in companies such as Deloitte, Manulife Financial Corporation, Bombardier Inc., the McGill University Health Centre and the House of Commons of Canada.
Bachelor's degree with a minimum B average or a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00.
A clearly delineated career intention concerning the development of intervention expertise for a particular domain of professional practice.
Capacity to undertake all core courses of the first year in the scheduled sequence of the program.
Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.
Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.
27 credits – Required Courses
AHSC 610 - Group Process Intervention (3 credits)
AHSC 620 - Learning and Individual Change Processes (3 credits)
AHSC 631 - Research Methods (3 credits)
AHSC 632 - Planning Human Systems Intervention (3 credits)
AHSC 660 - Philosophy and Ethics of Intervention (3 credits)
AHSC 670 - Consultation Methods (3 credits)
AHSC 680 - Facilitating Individual and Group Learning Processes (6 credits)
AHSC 685 - Coaching Interventions and Processes (3 credits)
15 credits – Project
AHSC 698 - Master’s Project (15 credits)
3 credits – Elective Course
AHSC 675 - Introduction to Open Systems Theory (3 credits)
AHSC 681 - Special Topics (3 credits)
AHSC 682 - Special Topics (6 credits)
AHSC 695 - Independent Study I (3 credits)
AHSC 696 - Independent Study II (3 credits)
Note: An interview is required before admission to the program. Selected applicants will be contacted by the program office.
Successful completion of a Basic Human Interaction Laboratory is also required as a prerequisite before final admission to the program. This laboratory is normally done after the applicant has been granted conditional admission. It is the responsibility of the applicant to contact the organizations listed here for additional information and to make all necessary arrangements.
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