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Health Administration

Faculty of Health Professions

Master of Health Administration (MHA)


This program meets the needs of those pursuing administrative careers in the Canadian health care delivery system. The program seeks to provide a conceptual background for the increasingly complex managerial tasks that need to be performed in health institutions and health-related government departments. The emphasis in the program is on academic, multi-disciplinary, and professional education.

Length of Program

  • MHA - typical time to complete is 2 years

Employment Opportunities

The program is designed to prepare individuals for careers in hospital administration, nursing administration, long term care administration, public and community health administration, and administration in regional, provincial, and federal governments in health and health-related areas. Employment opportunities for individuals with an MHA are in policy, planning, evaluation, administration, and research.

Admission Requirements

Candidates must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Please note this department requires all applicants to have a B+ average.

Contact Information

Subject Code: HADM
Tel: 902-494-7097
Email: healthadmin@dal.ca
Address: 5850 College Street, 2nd Floor
Halifax, NS, Canada, B3H 4R2
Graduate Coordinator: Joseph Byrne
Graduate Coordinator Tel: 902-494-7097
Graduate Coordinator Email: byrne@dal.ca
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