About

Creating healthcare leaders

Founded in 1982, the School of Health Administration was one of the first of its kind in Canada and is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in health administration. Our success is attributed to the talent and determination of faculty from a variety of backgrounds who are committed to student success. We have over 800 alumni throughout North America who have assumed leadership roles in the healthcare field.

The Dalhousie Master of Health Administration (MHA) program has met the rigorous criteria established by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CA+HME), one of only three programs in Canada to do so.

This prestigious accreditation is recognized throughout North America and ensures all graduates receive an outstanding level of training. To become and remain accredited, a graduate program in healthcare management must submit to a rigorous examination of its:

  • purpose
  • curriculum
  • student experience
  • success of the graduates in the competitive job market

The School is a also a member of the Canadian College of Health Leaders and a full member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)

What makes a CAHME Accredited Masters Program better?
CAHME Accredited Programme

The student who enters a CAHME Accredited Masters Program is assured a level of quality that only comes from accreditation. In order for a graduate program in healthcare management to become accredited it must submit to a rigorous examination of its purpose, the curriculum, the student experience and the success of the graduates in the competitive job market. For the program to remain a CAHME Accredited Program, the program must submit to periodic self examination followed by review of an outside panel of experts to assure the public that the program is constantly seeking to improve itself.