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Canada needs more leaders in health administration

Our country’s population is aging. The need for health services is increasing. Technology is rapidly changing how care is delivered. Healthcare expenditures are rising. Strong leaders and critical thinkers are needed. Get ready to step into this challenging and dynamic environment with a Master of Health Administration from Dalhousie University.

Established program, internationally recognized accreditation

Our Master of Health Administration (MHA) will prepare you for a rewarding career in health leadership. 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.

Dalhousie and its School of Health Administration are active in the community and well connected to local and national health systems. In-depth onsite education, strong partnerships, excellent residency placements and distinguished faculty are combined in this internationally recognized program.

The Dalhousie MHA program is one of just three health administration programs in Canada to receive the prestigious CA+HME accreditation. Of those three, Dal’s MHA is the only program that accepts students from all disciplines—with or without health administration experience.

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.

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.

Juris Doctor/MHA


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.