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Health Administration, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #281 (QS) ,
The Telfer School of Management provides an outstanding environment for students pursuing graduate studies in health care management both from an academic and a professional point of view. 


The MHA program has close links to other faculties including the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine to assure relevance to clinical practice for health service administration.

The MHA program also has close links with hospitals, long-term care institutions, community health agencies, psychiatric institutions, federal and provincial governments, and international, national, and provincial health organizations to assure curricular relevance and excellence.

Moreover, the program maintains close ties with the Canadian College of Health Service Executives, the American College of Health Service Executives, and other professional bodies across North America. The emphasis in this program is on proactive management with a vision of humanistic leadership and public service in a period of intense change in health care systems around the world.

The MHA is closely allied to and aligned with the MBA program. MHA students take their core management courses with MBA students. The MHA aims to prepare students for the managerial and leadership responsibilities faced in rapidly changing health care environments.

The MHA program allows for full-time or part-time study, with the common core management courses (of the MBA) available in either English or French. The MHA health specialization courses are available only in English. The MHA requires an administrative residency of at least 16 weeks that expands the students' experience in health care or health policy and awareness of the applicability of the material covered in the academic portion of the program to the practical world of management of health care. Students can do their administrative residency, in English or in French, at any recognized and approved health agency.


One of only three business schools in Canada accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA), the Telfer School of Management is recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the world’s best 290 business schools and has been ranked by the Financial Times as a top 150 business school for the last three years.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Management Skills
  • The World of the General Manager and of Strategic Management
  • Data Analysis
  • Financial Accounting Information and Decisions
  • Health Care in Canada - Overview
  • Introduction to Health Informatics
  • Project Management
  • Leadership and Management
  • Organization Behaviour and Human Resources Management
  • Governance and Ethical Management in Health Care Organizations

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    30 units alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: B
Recommended score: B

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

Admission to the master's of health administration program is open to candidates holding a Canadian bachelor degree or its equivalent. A minimum standing of B or 70% overall average is required. The equivalency of qualifications for applicants from non-Canadian institutions will be determined by graduate studies. In addition, a limited number of candidates may be considered for admission on the basis of substantial managerial or professional training and experience (normally 10 years or more) even if they do not hold a university degree or do not meet the minimum academic requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6420 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6420 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    2729 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2729 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Ottawa

  • 1168 - 1930 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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