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Master of Health Administration

1. What is the tuition for the MHA program?

The tuition for the MHA is per credit based so students pay fees according to the number of courses they have completing in a particular term.  The cost per class will be approximately $1000 (this includes student and incident fees assessed by Student Accounts).  For more detailed information, please refer to the Graduate Studies website.

2. What is the total cost for the MHA program?

The estimated cost for one year of your program can be determined by using the Fee Calculator on the Money Matters website.

3. Will I work with other students?

Yes, there will be opportunities for group work, group projects, discussions, etc. and MHA students will meet their classmates at the orientation in September. 

4. Will I be able to contact my professor?

Yes, the contact information for each professor will be provided in the course syllabus. Instructor information can also be found under the Faculty profiles on our website.

5. Will I have an Academic Advisor?

Yes, all students in the MHA program are assigned a Faculty Advisor.    Faculty Advisors can act as a mentor, assist with ideas for class projects and assignments, etc.  Diploma students can contact the Program Coordinator for assistance.

6. Is there assistance with writing papers?

Yes, there is a Writing Centre on campus and we encourage students to use this service.  Please see their website for more information as to how the Writing Centre can help. For MHA students, a mandatory writing workshop is held during orientation week.

7. How do I access the Dalhousie Library system from a distance?

A library orientation session will be offered during orientation.   During this session, the Health Sciences Librarian will provide students with the information required to do online literature searches, RefWorks orientation, library collections, etc.  More details can be found on the Dalhousie Libraries website. A mandatory library session is held during orientation week and provides students with an opportunity to speak with a library assistant.

8. Do I have to purchase textbooks and readings?

It depends on the class. If a textbook is required, students can purchase the texts from the Dalhousie University Health Sciences Bookstore.  Students can purchase any required texts at the Bookstore during orientation week, or they may access the Bookstore website to determine which texts are needed for each class and make arrangements to have to texts shipped directly to them. The link for the Health Sciences Bookstore. It is our goal to have all readings available electronically on the class BLS site.

9. Are the orientation sessions mandatory?

There are several orientation session that are mandatory and they are designated as such on the orientation week schedule (posted in July/August). Other sessions are optional but students are strongly urged to attend all sessions being offered.

10. Where do I get the application form?

Graduate Studies - The application form and supporting documents can be found on the Faculty of Graduate Studies website. Applicants are able to print the application form or apply online. 

11. Can I submit my references electronically?

Students completing the online application have the opportunity to supply institutional addresses for their referees. A secure link will be made available to them to complete the information and submit it online. However, the secure link will not be available to those with  Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo. A paper version of the reference form.

12. Can I submit my Statement of Intent and Resume electronically?

Yes, these documents can be sent to healthadmin@dal.ca for inclusion in your application file.

13. I've been out of School for years. Can I provide professional references?

Applicants should make every effort to provide two letters of academic references.  If it has been several years (10 or more), we recognize that academic references may not be possible.  In this case, professional references may be submitted.  If academic references are submitted, applicants may also submit professional references to further strengthen the application.

14. Where do I send my GMAT score?

The School of Health Administration GMAT score code is 0690.  Please indicate this code on the test to ensure that the GMAT score is sent directly to the School.

15. What is the English Language requirement for International Applicants?

International applicants must provide proof of English Language proficiency.  Students should submit a TOEFL (minimum required score – 92) or IELTS (minimum score 7.0). If scores are not submitted, proof of English proficiency is required for admission.

16. What is the application deadline?

April 1st for funding consideration and all international applicants. The final deadline for Canadian residents is June 1st.

17. Do you have additional Admission Start Dates?

No, admission to the MHA program is for September only. There are no admissions offered for the winter or summer terms.

18. Once I apply, how long will it take before I'm notified of a decision?

The Admissions Committee meets frequently to review the applicants files.  Once completed files are reviewed, the Admissions Committee process the files in a timely manner.  In the case where more detailed information is required, the applicant will be contacted.   Applicants may call the School at 902-494-2201 any time to inquire as to the status of their application.

19. I have been accepted to the MHA program now what?

Once the School of Health Administration Admission Committee has reviewed an application it is sent to Graduate Studies for final approval.  If approval is granted, the applicant  will receive an offer of admission from the Registrar’s Office as well as a letter from the School of Health Administration indicating they have been admitted to the program. Applicants must confirm their offer of admission by the deadlines specified in the offer for admission. The Registrar’s Office will also forward information outlining the next steps required to set up a Dalhousie University User ID and password as well as your student email account. Once set up, the admission deposit can be paid and students can then register for their fall and winter classes. Registration for  summer classes  is done later during the winter term.  Information regarding orientation will be posted on the School’s website in mid-July. Students should frequently access the site as information is updated often.

20. If I have questions regarding an application, who should I contact?

All questions concerning admission can be directed to healthadmin@dal.ca or 902-494-7097. 

21. Where is the School located?

The School is located on Carlton Campus, Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building, 2nd floor, 5850 College Street Map Link

 

Diploma Programs

1. What is the tuition for the DHSA/DEHSM program?

The tuition for the DHSA or DEHSM program  is per credit based so students pay fees according to the number of courses they hare completing in a particular term.  The cost per class will be approximately $870 (this includes student and incident fees assessed by Student Accounts).   An additional distance fee of $240 per course is also assessed for students enrolled in diploma courses.   For more detailed information, please refer to the Money Matters website.

2. How much will I have to pay for the program?

The estimated cost for one year of your program can be determined by using the Fees Calculator on the Money Matters website.  Please note the diploma programs are offered by distance education only so the cost estimate for housing can be excluded. Please see: http://www.dal.ca/admissions/money_matters/tuition_fees_costs/fee_calculator.html.

3. Will I work with other students?

Yes, there will be opportunities for group work, projects, discussions, etc.   Diploma students have the opportunity to interact through the online Brightspace distance learning website.

4. Will I be able to contact my professor?

Yes, the contact information for each professor will be provided in the course syllabus.  Instructor information can also be found under the Faculty profiles on our website.

5. Will I have an Academic Advisor?

Diploma students can contact the Program Coordinator for assistance.

6. Is there assistance with writing papers?

Yes, there is a Writing Centre on campus and we encourage students to use this service.  Please see their website for more information as to how the Writing Centre can help.

7. How do I access the Dalhousie Library system from a distance?

A library orientation session will be offered during orientation.   During this session, the Health Sciences Librarian will provide students with the information required to do online literature searches, RefWorks orientation, library collections, etc.  More details can be found on the Dalhousie Libraries website.

8. Do I have to purchase textbooks and readings?

It depends on the class.   If a textbook is required, students can purchase the texts from the Dalhousie University Health Sciences Bookstore.  Students can purchase any required texts at the Bookstore during orientation week, or they may access the Bookstore website to determine which texts are needed for each class and make arrangements to have to the texts shipped directly to them. It is our goal to have all readings available electronically on the class Brightspace site.

9. Where do I get the application form?

The application form can be found on the Registrar’s Office website.

10. Is there a letter of reference form?

There are no standard reference forms/letters required for undergraduate applicants.  References can be submitted on organization letterhead or standard correspondence paper.  Reference can be academic or professional and should support the student’s application to the DHSA or DEHSM program. 

11. What is the application deadline?

The deadline for our undergraduate diploma programs is:  March 1st for September admission, November 15th for January admission and (DEHSM only March 15th for May admission).

12. What is the application deadline for International Applicants?

The deadline for international applicants is the same as Canadian applicants:  March 1st for September admission, November 15th for January admission and (DEHSM only March 15th for May admission).

13. What type of reference is required in support of my application to the diploma program?

Applicants to the diploma programs may submit an academic or professional reference in support of their application.  

14. Once I apply, how long will it take before I’m notified of a decision?

The Admissions Committee meets frequently to review the applications files.  Once completed files are reviewed, the Admissions Committee processes the files in timely manner.  In the case where more information is required, the applicant will be contacted by email.   Applicants may call the School at 902-494-2201 any time to inquire as to the status of their application.  Once a complete application has been received and reviewed, students are notified of a decision within 2-3 weeks.

15. I have been admitted to the diploma program, now what?

Once the School of Health Administration Admission Committee has reviewed an application it is sent to the Registrar’s Office for final approval. A letter is sent by the School of Health Administration advising applicants of the Committee’s decision. A formal offer of admission is made by the Registrar’s Office following review of the School decision. Applicants must confirm their offer of admission by the deadline provided in their admission package. The Registrar’s Office will forward information outlining the next  steps required to set up a Dalhousie University User ID and password as well as your student email account. Once set up, an admission deposit can be paid and students can register for classes. 

16. If I have questions regarding an application, who should I contact?

All questions concerning admission can be directed to healthadmin@dal.ca or 902-494-7097.