Program details

Our communities deserve expert leaders in Health Care.

The Covid-19 pandemic has taught us many things, and not least that the healthcare sector needs strong leadership, critical thought, and expert administration.  Beyond the current crisis, our country’s population is aging. The need for health services is increasing. Technology is rapidly effecting how care is delivered, and healthcare expenditures are rising. Our Graduate Programs will prepare you to step into this challenging and dynamic environment. 

A flagship program, and unique collaborations. 

Our interntationally recognised, CAHME accredited Master of Health Administration (MHA) will prepare you to take the lead in managing healthcare organisations, cultivating a career in management and administration through which you can play a transformative role in improving healthcare in Nova Scotia, across Canada, and around the world.

We then have two sister programs: the Juris Doctor/MHA and the PharmD/MHA.  These collaborations provide condensed pathways to comprehensive qualifications in Law and Pharmaceuticals: follow the links below for more detail.  

Furthermore, you’ll find Dalhousie, one of Canada’s top research universities, an ideal learning environment—it’s small enough to be personal, but large enough to have it all, and our MHA cohort is strictly limited to 24 students in each year.

Choose your graduate degree program

Master of Health Administration

A professional program tailored to you. Build on your strengths and interests through courses and a 4-month residency—and emerge with experience, networks and a bright career ahead. Find out more about the Master of Health Administration (MHA) program.


PharmD Students collaborate

The PharmD/MHA program combines a professional, patient-orientated qualification with a master's degree that provides the systems-level thinking needed by health care leaders.  Find out more about the PharmD/MHA program. 

Healthcare Law Certificate for Non-Lawyers

This Certificate would benefit individuals who participate in Canadian healthcare delivery in a wide variety of capacities, such as healthcare providers, healthcare administrators in public and private institutions, health policy makers, and government employees working in health-related departments and agencies. Find out more about the Healthcare Law Certificate



Juris Doctor/MHA

Dr M Hadskis runs a seminar

The only program of its kind in Canada. Earn both Juris Doctor (JD) and Master of Health Administration (MHA) degrees in four years—and gain the expertise required to navigate the legal complexities of Canadian health care.
Learn more about the JD/MHA program.

PhD in Health

Look deeper into crucial questions of health and social well-being. Be part of the next generation of leaders and academics. This intensive research program is offered through the Faculty of Health. Find out more about the PhD in Health program.