Work While Pursuing UBC’s Master of Health Leadership and Policy
The UBC Master of Health Leadership & Policy in Seniors Care or Clinical Education, can be completed in 12-months with its unique “stacked” schedule. This means that when possible, classes are condensed into only two days of the week. Currently, it is only during the month of August, when students complete an immersive leadership course and during the fall practicum (Clinical Education specialization only) that the schedule is impacted. Typically students have utilized their annual leave to cover these periods.
MHLP Stacked Schedule Example
MHLP students have profited from this layout in various ways. The primary advantage of a stacked format is that it allows professionals to continue to maintain their clinical hours while completing their Master’s degree.
Working while studying provides an additional benefit: students may put their learning into immediate practice. MHLP students do not have to wait to generate change but may innovate in their field throughout their degree.
Another advantage of the stacked schedule is that it is more manageable for students to maintain a work-life balance. Beyond this, many graduates have found it crucial that they earn part-time to help support their household while enrolled in the program.
Fewer days on campus means a better balance between family, work and education. The stacked course schedule makes it possible for busy professionals to fulfill their goal of a specialized Master’s degree.