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Health Policy and Management, MPH

  • Application Deadline
  • 20 months
    Duration
University rank #101 (ARWU) Edmonton, Canada
The master of Health Policy and Management at the University of Alberta is a course-based program that equips future health care managers and administrators with skills and competencies that prepare them for leadership positions in the health care system.

Overview

The master of Health Policy and Management at the University of Alberta emphasizes critical issues in health care policy formulation and implementation, development of analytical skills, and expertise need to lead and manage health systems, programs and agencies in the health and social services sectors.

Career

Graduates work in diverse areas of policy development and health system management, leadership and administration, including public health programs, hospitals and care facilities, provincial health departments, and other health- and wellness-related organizations. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Health Care Finance 
  • Introduction to Health Care Economics 
  • Management and Design of Health Care Organizations 
  • Basics of Public Health Leadership 
  • Health Policy Development 
  • Health Law and Administration

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 20 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Duration description

      The maximum time permitted for completion of the program is six years (part- or full-time) from the date of first registration.

  • Credits
    51 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Applicants are normally required to have completed a four-year baccalaureate degree, or its academic equivalent, from an academic institution recognized by the University of Alberta. 
  • An admission grade point average of 3 on most 4-point grading systems or B on most letter grading systems, based on your most recent two years of full time study (or equivalent) is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10500 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10500 CAD per year and a duration of 20 months.
  • National

    5575 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5575 CAD per year and a duration of 20 months.
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Living costs for Edmonton

  • 1201 - 2000 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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