Career opportunities

A remarkable range of career options await

Dalhousie’s Master of Health Administration (MHA) program boasts a solid record of graduate employment across Canada and selectively in other countries where Canadian health management expertise is valued. In fact, 80% of our students were employed at graduation or within the first three months after graduation in 2017-2018.

Our graduates go on to careers in health management, research and policy development. They are CEOs, project managers, specialists in health law, analysts, consultants, chief administrators, academics and facilities managers.

Why should I consider health administration?

The skills gained through the MHA program are in high demand. As healthcare costs rise—in Nova Scotia, for example, healthcare accounts for 45% of the provincial budget—governments need smart and critical leaders to make systems more efficient, fair and sustainable.

Issues of privacy, ethics and healthcare law are becoming front of mind for organizations, institutions and the public. An MHA sets you up with a breadth of knowledge that will help you carve out your niche and open the door to unexpected opportunities.

Where will your MHA take you?

Our graduates are connected, qualified and employable. Some return to the workforce in a higher position and carrying more responsibility than before their MHA. Others step into brand new careers, ready to take on leadership roles and effect change.

Be inspired! Meet some of our current students and alumni.