Graduate co-op

What is grad co-op?

We are combining the work experience with coursework and research/thesis skills to fully prepare our graduates to work in the field of Health Information Science. 

Our Graduate students will complete two (M.Sc.) or three (Ph.D.) work-terms of 12 – 16 weeks duration each over the course of their degree.  Normally these will be alternating with academic terms, but back-to-back work-terms are possible.


  • Any graduate student in the School of Health Information Science is eligible, including those in the distributed (off campus) stream.  

  • Before starting the first co-op term, students need to complete at least two semesters of coursework

  • Students in combined MN in Nursing and MSc in Health Informatics dual degree are required to complete two mandatory co-op terms

How to apply?

Step 1:

Contact your thesis/project supervisor to ensure that you have their permission to go on a co-op work term.  

Step 2:

Schedule a meeting with the . To go over your goals, and help you create a resume that will appeal to employers in this particular field.

Grad career support

Graduate students are also encouraged to take advantage of career services on campus. Career services are very useful for those students who are more interested in obtaining a full time job, and do not necessarily need to follow the Co-operative Education model.

Learn more information about Career Services at UVic.