Master of Health Administration
Newly Condensed Program! Success in Health Management
Get a competitive edge with Dalhousie’s Master of Health Administration (MHA) — an internationally recognized program that opens doors and increases the range of professional career options available to you. Condensed by one semester, it offers the same competencies and high-quality programing as our existing MHA program.
Start in September and finish in 16 months. (three academic semesters plus a summer residency)
The new MHA is comprised of 15 three-credit hour courses and a six-credit hour Health Administration Residency (most students even receive a stipend). This program will provide you with comprehensive, hands-on training, and help you develop the diverse skills necessary for managing modern health care systems.
Develop leadership competencies
Using the NCHL Health Leadership Competency ModelTM the MHA curriculum has been carefully crafted to prepare qualified and motivated students to succeed in entry to mid-level leadership positions in health care. The NCHL is the leading competency model in use by CAHME accredited graduate programs with four domains relevant to graduates in health administration: Communication and Interpersonal Effectiveness; Management and Leadership; Critical Thinking, Analysis and Problem Solving; and Professionalism and Ethics. Covering all components of the NCHL competencies, the breadth of Dalhousie’s MHA program sets it apart. Read more about the NCHL Competency Model here https://www.nchl.org/page?page=272
Open doors to a new career
The MHA program is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). Our recent statistics indicate 85% of our students were employed at graduation or within the first three months following graduation (2018-2020).
Our MHA graduates are in health leadership positions across Canada and the US. They find success in other areas too, such as medical school, PhD programs, research groups, non-profit organizations and public policy offices, just to name a few.
You don’t need professional experience for admission
Many students come straight from undergraduate programs, such as arts, science, commerce, economics. Others are professionals from a variety of backgrounds, including medicine, accounting, architecture, nursing, rehabilitation and engineering. If you’d like to develop a healthcare niche and find new job opportunities, the MHA is for you.
As a student of Dalhousie’s MHA program, you’ll develop partnerships and networks both on- and off-site. Interprofessional health education (IPHE) is a unique component of the MHA program as it prepares graduates for the reality of today’s collaborative care team models. Many MHA courses are in the held in the new, state-of-the-art Collaborative Health Education Building (CHEB), a shared space with Health, Dentistry and Medicine.