Telfer School of Management

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Health Administration (MHA)

Telfer School of Management

Faculty:School of Management
Field of Study:Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Course Based:Yes
Length:24 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $17,856
International: $17,856


The mission of the MHA program is to prepare ethical and socially responsible professionals to assume management and leadership positions in the changing health service system, primarily in Canada but also internationally, and to strive for excellence in professional education, scholarly research and community service in health systems management. The program focuses on the quality of student experience and education and is engaged in continuous curriculum development through excellence in research and strong links with the community of health core practitioners in the field.

Given its mission statement, the MHA program will pursue the following goals: Provide comprehensive education in health services and systems management; Conduct relevant health management research; Make continuous improvements to the program by proactively responding to market needs; Create opportunities to effectively link students with the health community to enhance the student’s learning experience; Assist students in the development of meaningful career plans; Foster strong, ongoing, lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with the MHA Alumni Association, the local Chapter of CCHSE and its members as well as all residency sites and preceptors; Provide patient-centred inter-professional learning opportunities.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Admission to the master's of health administration program is open to candidates holding a Canadian baccalaureate degree or its equivalent. A minimum standing of B or 70% overall average is required. The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies will determine the equivalency of qualifications for applicants from non-Canadian institutions. 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.
    Test Scores:
    • Graduate Management Admission Test [min. 50]
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 7] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    • Work Experience
    Admission to the program is competitive and the number of candidates that can be accommodated is limited. Admission will be granted only to those who clearly demonstrate high promise of success in the MHA program. In applying to the program, candidates should provide the following documentation: a duly completed application form; a non-refundable application fee; past academic performance: original transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended, as well as any additional evidence of academic excellence such as grade point average, class rank, awards, publications, professional designations; related work experience: a current curriculum vitae that details managerial or professional experience. A minimum of 2 years of full time work experience is required. In general, preference is given to those applicants who have greater work experience, particularly when there is evidence of career progression; two confidential letters of recommendation that comment on the applicant's suitability for graduate study; a narrative statement that indicates the applicant's personal motivation for entering the MHA program, and how they would contribute to the learning environment; standardized test: The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is compulsory for all candidates planning to take the MHA (both Anglophones and Francophones, since the MHA specialization courses are offered only in English).A score of at least 50 percentile is required for the GMAT, and each individual component being within the 45 percentile. A score of 4.5 is also required on the essay writing. Applications for the GMAT can be obtained from Educational Testing Service P.O. Box 6103 Princeton, New Jersey USA, 08541-6103; personal interview: in some cases, applicants may be required to attend a personal interview with a representative of the MHA program.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on November 01, 2022