Health Informatics, Master | Online | University of Waterloo | Canada
16 months
23022 CAD/year
8878 CAD/year
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The Master of Health Informatics (MHI) program at University of Waterloo is designed for professionals with backgrounds in public health and/or health care who require more knowledge about computer science and health informatics in order to identify, design and manage informatics solutions relevant to health and health systems.


Offered online, the Health Informatics program from University of Waterloo provides flexibility for the working professional and can be completed in 16 months to 4 years. It also features a four-month professional experience component.


  • You will learn from faculty who lead research in public health sciences and public health intervention design and evaluation. 
  • Through the experiential learning of a practicum position, you will experience what it is like to use the knowledge, tools, and skills learned in the MHI Program in a real public health setting.
  • The MHI program is flexible for the working professional and is completed online as a part-time or full-time student. 

Programme Structure

  • The MHI program consists of 10 required courses (eight core courses, including the practicum course, and two electives). 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 16 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An overall 75% average in a four year undergraduate degree program in a health or related field from a recognized educational institution.
  • Experience in the health informatics field is considered an asset.
  • Evidence of training in logical thinking processes which can be demonstrated by having passed an undergraduate course(s) in areas such as mathematics, statistics, or computer science.
  • Admission is competitive. Meeting the minimum entrance requirements is not a guarantee of admission.
  • Two references, one from an academic source, unless more than five years have elapsed since the applicant last registered in a university course, in which case both references can be from the professional sources. 
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable. TOEFL 100 (writing 26, speaking 26), IELTS 7.5 (writing 7.0, speaking 7.0)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23022 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11511 CAD per semester during 16 months.
  • National

    8878 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4439 CAD per semester during 16 months.


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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