Why choose HSA at Dalhousie?

The Health Services Administration program will prepare you for managerial roles in healthcare management. Offered online on a full-time or part-time basis, the program serves those already employed in the healthcare sector in a management capacity, in roles such as:

  • middle managers in medium to large institutions
  • administrators in small facilities
  • employees in community health facilities

Program details

Diploma in Health Services Administration

Program Options

Diploma in Health Services Administration

Full time (1 year)

Part-time (up to 5 years) depending on course load per term.


Applicants must meet the Dalhousie University undergraduate admission requirements to be considered for this program. It is recommended that students have work or volunteer experience in the health services industry before applying to this program.  (you may not apply from high school).

A complete application consists of the following documents:

  • An application and fee
  • An official transcript from high school and previous post-secondary institutions.
  • A letter outlining your life and work experiences since last attending school. You should include a description of your educational goals and your motivation to succeed in this program.
  • One letter of reference (academic or professional)
  • Resume
  • English Language Proficiency for International Students. Dal Link

Application Deadline and Program Dates

  • March 1 for September start
  • November 15 for January start
  • Late applications may be considered

Class Size

Class sizes average around 20 or more students per class.

Tuition Fees

Use our Fee Calculator to estimate the cost of a full year at Dalhousie.