Name of the program: Master of Science in Health
DGP password: 401505
Normal period to graduate: 4 semesters
Credits: 100
Degree conferred: Master of Health Sciences
Campus where it is offered: Hermosillo

Program description

General purpose

To train human resources with the capacity to carry out high-level research in the field of health and to transmit their knowledge through teaching activities and dissemination of results, with the interest that their training has a decisive impact on the epidemiological profile of the population.

Specific objectives

  • Develop the ability to apply scientific methodology in the design and conduct of scientific projects.
  • Generate skills to identify, raise, substantiate, intervene and evaluate problems and research needs in the field of health.
  • Provide the theoretical and practical elements necessary for the acquisition of a comprehensive, critical and interdisciplinary vision of the health problems of the population.
  • Develop the capacity for creation and innovation of solutions applicable to the field of health.
  • Promote capacity for resource management and institutional and community linkage.
  • Granting skills for teaching and disseminating research products.

What Will Your Competencies Be When You Finish The Program?

Egress Profile

The knowledge and skills acquired by the graduate in the Master of Health Sciences will allow you to:

Area of Specialty in Biomedical Sciences

  • Contribute to the generation of knowledge in the field of health, through the development of high quality experimental research.
  • Transmit the results of your research, and promote its application for the resolution of specific problems in the field of health.
  • Relate their field of study with other disciplines in search of a multidisciplinary approach to health related problems.

Clinical Research Specialty Area

  • Apply the scientific method in the study and attention of clinical problems.
  • To contribute to solve the needs of knowledge in aspects related to the etiology, clinical manifestations, diagnostic, therapeutic and prognosis methods of environmental diseases.
  • Use appropriately the computer and bibliographic tools for the analysis and interpretation of data.
  • Effectively apply the tools of oral and written communication in work contexts.
  • Promote the security and guarantee of the rights of the subjects of study.

Area of Specialty in Public Health

  • Apply knowledge and skills developed in different disciplines related to the field of public health for the investigation of health problems of the population and for the evaluation of interventions, policies and programs in the same field.
  • Conduct activities of situational diagnosis of collective health at different levels (community, local, regional, etc.). Prioritize research and attention needs in a comprehensive manner, with a preventive approach of an intersectorial nature.
  • Design activities for disease prevention, promotion and health education in a framework that includes their integration with research and evaluation projects. Formulate, also, intervention plans and programs.
  • Disseminate the knowledge and skills learned through scientific dissemination of research results and teaching activities.
  • Identify, understand and modify the internal and external elements that influence the performance of health systems.


Curricular map

List Of Subjects

Core Axis Matters


Investigation methodology


Introduction to Epidemiology






Cell Biology




Methods of Regression and Epidemiological Research


Basic Immunology


Public health


Specialty Axis Subjects


Epidemiological designs


Genetics and Molecular Biology


Advanced Immunology


Basic Nutrition


Biochemical and Biological Techniques in Nutrition


Techniques for the Purification and Characterization of Biomolecules


Immunochemical Techniques


Techniques in Management of Experimental Models




Integrative Axis Matters



Research Seminar I: Protocol Presentation


Research Seminar II: Project Execution


Research Seminar III: Results Analysis Strategies


Research Seminar IV: Discussion and Writing of Results


Total credits to attend the seminars (compulsory)


Research Credits


Research Advances I


Research Advances II


Research Advances III


Research Advances IV


Total credits to be studied in research (obligatory)


Thesis Credits

Thesis presentation


Total thesis credits


Lines of generation and / or application of knowledge of the program.

  • Biomedical Aspects and Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases and Non-transmissible High Prevalence.
  • Innovation in Nutritional Sciences, Metabolism, Nutropathologies and Public Health.
  • Biochemistry and Immunology of Infectious and Chronic Degenerative Diseases of Greater Regional Prevalence.

Academic Core

First name


Dr. Enrique Bolado Martínez

Dr. Francisco Javier Castillo Yáñez

Dr. Miriam Teresa Dominguez Guedea

Dr. Juan Carlos Gálvez Ruiz

Dr. Adriana Garibay Escobar

Dr. Verónica López Teros

Dr. Víctor Manuel Ocaño Higuera

Dr. Ramón Enrique Robles Zepeda

Dr. Eduardo Ruiz Bustos

Dr. Mauro Eduardo Fernando Valencia Juillerat

Dr. Olivia Valenzuela Antelo

Dr. Carlos Arturo Velázquez Contreras

How to enter this postgraduate course?

Entry requirements

  • Original and 2 copies of the bachelor's degree.
  • Official document with minimum bachelor's degree of 80 or equivalent.
  • Proof of the EXANI-III postgraduate entrance examination, with a minimum score of 1000.
  • Official document that endorses 450 TOEFL points.
  • Curriculum vitae, with vouchers.
  • Approve the prerequisite courses with a minimum of 80.
  • Letter of intention expressing the reasons that the student has to study the program.
  • Two letters of academic recommendation.
  • Submit a Research Proposal, endorsed by the tutor, as well as evidence of funding.
  • Personal interview with the Admission Committee.
  • Application for Income
  • Original or certified copy of birth certificate, official identification with photograph, CURP, three child-sized photographs.
  • Copy of the certificate of studies of degree, indicating the total of credits covered.
  • If you have been a CONACyT Scholar, submit a release letter.
  • Foreign students, in addition to the above, must submit: Submit a copy of their immigration permit to study in Mexico (copy of their VISA and "Student Temporary Resident Card). Applicants whose mother tongue is different from Spanish will be subject to an assessment of the proficiency of this language. The degree must be apostilled by the government of the foreign country or legalized by the Mexican embassy of the country where the student comes from. They must also submit a certificate of notes apostilled by the government of the foreign country or legalized by the Mexican embassy of the country where the student comes from.

Admission profile

  • Professional studies in the area of health or in related disciplines with application in the field of health
  • Interest towards excellence in its formative context in search of individual and professional maturity.
  • Ability to read, write and understand reading in the English language.
  • Interest in research
  • Personal ability, discipline and perseverance for intellectual development.
  • Critical and proactive attitude for the analysis of problems in the field of Health.
  • Capacity for teamwork.

What do you need to get the degree?

Qualification requirements

To obtain a master's degree, you must:

  • Approve the total credits and other requirements of the curriculum.
  • Proof of understanding a language other than Spanish.
  • To pass a written examination in a written form, through an individual thesis, in which a global, coherent research effort is shown, following a scientific methodology.
  • Submit and pass an examination in oral and public exposition of the thesis work, previously approved in its written phase by the Qualifying Jury.
  • The thesis work must comply with the provisions established in the corresponding curriculum.
  • Comply with the provisions and requirements demanded by the School Services Department of the Universidad de Sonora , for the issuance of a master's degree in health sciences.

Titration options

The master's student must complete his research work and present an oral and written examination of the thesis work, to obtain his degree.

How much does it cost to study this postgraduate course?

Cost of the EXANI-III

The registration cost of applicants to enter the Universidad de Sonora is announced annually along with the first entry notice.

Registration and tuition fees

Students, when enrolling in any of the graduate programs, must cover the corresponding fees according to the current minimum wage in the city of Hermosillo, as established in the Quotas Regulation.

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Dr. Carlos Arturo Velázquez Contreras
Program coordinator
Blvd. Luis Donaldo Colosio between Reforma and Francisco Salazar, Colonia Centro CP 83000. Building 7C High Floor. Hermosillo, Sonora.
Tel: 52 (662) 2592269
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Program taught in:
  • Spanish

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