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Health Information Science, M.H.I.S

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #190 (WUR) ,
The Master of Health Information Science (MHIS) program is a joint graduate program with the Faculty of Health Sciences that will provide students with a fundamental knowledge in health and health care.


The University of Western Ontario’s Faculty of Information and Media Studies (FIMS) and Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) are proud to announce a new Joint Graduate Program in Health Information Science (HIS), including a Master of Health Information Science (MHIS) program and a PhD program in Health Information Science.

The program will provide students with fundamental knowledge in health and health care, including public health, health policy, and clinical health care, combined with expertise in knowledge organization and management, knowledge translation, patient and professional information seeking behaviour, and information ethics and policy.

Students will complete their course work through graduate seminars and courses offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences in its Health and Rehabilitation Sciences graduate program, and by the Faculty of Information and Media Studies in its professional MLIS and Journalism programs, as well as its master's and PhD programs in LIS and Media Studies.


Officially accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Ontario.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Perspectives in Knowledge Translation
  • Social Contexts of Health Information: A Critical Review of Theory and Research
  • Introduction to Telehealth and Telecare
  • Introduction to Health Information Management
  • Pharmaceutical and Health Regulation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Application Deadlines:February 1 - Acceptance notification between late March and late April
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score:
Recommended score:

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).

  • Honours B.HSc., B.Sc., BA or equivalent from an accredited university.
  • 78% overall average in the last two-full time years of the undergraduate degree.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    17501 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17501 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    6915 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6915 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1037 - 1630 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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


Financial Support in the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies maximizes funding opportunities for Western graduate students and postdoctoral scholars with the goal of ensuring Western is ranked in the top five of U15 institutions in terms of overall graduate student support per recipient. SGPS administers the application and payment processes for several internal and external funding competitions each year and supports graduate units in the hiring of students for research and teaching duties.

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