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Health Administration

Dalhousie University

24 months
13077 CAD/year
14746 CAD/year
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Get a competitive edge with Dalhousie University’s Master of Health Administration, an internationally recognized program that opens doors and increases the range of career options available to you.


Our MHA graduates are in leading health leadership positions across Canada and the US. But they find success in other areas too—medical school, PhD programs, research groups, non-profit organizations, public policy offices and more.

The breadth of Health Administration program at Dalhousie University sets it apart. You’ll receive comprehensive training and develop diverse skills necessary for managing modern health care systems. You’ll develop partnerships and networks both on- and off-site.

You don’t need professional experience for admission

Many students come straight from undergraduate programs—arts, science, economics and more. Others are professionals from a variety of backgrounds, including medicine, accounting, architecture, nursing, rehabilitation and engineering. If you’d like to develop a healthcare niche and find new job opportunities, the MHA is for you.

Collaborative environment

As a student of Dalhousie’s MHA program, you’ll develop partnerships and networks both on- and off-site. Interprofessional health education (IPHE) is a unique component of the MHA program as it prepares graduates for the reality of today’s collaborative care team models. Many MHA courses are in the held in the new, state-of-the-art Collaborative Health Education Building (CHEB), a shared space with Health, Dentistry and Medicine.


The program is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).  Our recent statistics indicate 84% of our students were employed at graduation or within the first three months following  graduation (2018-19).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication and Interpersonal
  • Management and Leadership
  • Critical Thinking and Analysis
  • Professionalism and Ethics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


60 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

All candidates must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. A 4-year bachelor degree (honours or equivalent), with a minimum B+ average (3.3 GPA) is required.

Admission also depends on an assessment of supporting documents, including:

  • original transcripts of all previous academic work (2 copies, B+ average)
  • at least 2 academic letters of reference
  • resume/curriculum vitae
  • a statement of career interests and reasons for applying to the MHA program
  • GMAT (minimum score 550)
  • for students interested in pursuing the combined JD/MHA program, only the LSAT is required
  • for international students: proof of English language proficiency
  • completed application form

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13077 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13077 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    14746 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14746 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Waterloo

810 - 1447 CAD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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