Master of Health Informatics

The interdisciplinary Master of Health Informatics (MHI) program is rooted in mathematics, statistics, and epistemology. MHI students master the skills needed to collect, manage, use and share information to support informed decision making by patients, clinicians and health policy makers.

With versatile technical computing and information management skills, MHI students contribute to clinical care, health services administration, health policy development, research and teaching.

Student skills

  • Statistics for Health Informatics
  • Health information flow, standards and use
  • Health information systems and issues
  • Clinical Care for non-clinicians
  • Networks and the web for Health Informatics
  • Research methodology
  • Knowledge management
  • Project management
  • Data mining


Because Masters of Health Informatics is one of Dalhousie’s newest graduate programs, limited information is available regarding past student internships. For more information, please contact a member of our Employer Team.

Typical roles

  • Data Analyst
  • Research Intern
  • Business Analyst
  • Project Coordinator
  • Client Support Specialist
  • Systems Administrator

Past employers

Internship schedule

  Fall Winter Summer
1st year Study Study Internship
2nd year Study Study  


Courses completed prior to internship

  • Introduction to Health Informatics
  • Statistics for Health Informatics
  • Health Information Flow and Use
  • Health Information Systems and Issues
  • Fundamentals of Clinical Care for
    Non-Clinicians or Networks and the Web for Health Informatics
  • Research Methods
  • Health Information Flow and Standards
  • Knowledge Management for Health Informatics
  • IT Project Management
  • Data Mining for Health Informatics
  • Either Thesis + one elective OR Internship

Typical pay rates

Hourly $ 17-25/hr
Weekly $ 680-1000/wk


Faculty of Computer Science: Masters of Health Informatics website.