84 months
1998 CAD/module
1766 CAD/module
Tuition fee
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Prepare for a leadership position in the health system with Athabasca University’s Master of Health Studies (MHS). This online program in Health Studies will give you the skills to discern emerging trends and provide leadership to health systems and organizations.


Learning outcomes

This online program in Health Studies from Athabasca University will give you the skills to discern emerging trends, anticipate future directions in health services and provide leadership in:

  • planning
  • implementation
  • evaluation
  • change management
  • policy development

You will also learn how to develop successful research and project proposals. If you’re interested in teaching, a teaching focus route is available.

The rapid pace of change in health services requires health professionals to be leaders, equipped to address new challenges. The MHS will prepare you take on these challenges.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Women and Men's Health
  • Children's Health
  • Adult Health
  • Mental Health
  • Older Adult Health

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 84 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Start from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at Athabasca University and/or in Canada, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We believe in education and learning opportunities for everyone. That’s why Athabasca University programs are made to work for our students regardless of level of experience, previous grades or degrees. 
  • It’s our priority to ensure that our post-secondary online education is accessible and flexible, so our admission policy accepts undergraduate students to a program as long as they pass the minimum age restriction of 16 years of age.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1998 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1998 CAD per module during 84 months.
  • National

    1766 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1766 CAD per module during 84 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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