Master of Health Administration (MHA)


The M.H.A. program teaches skills and concepts unique to health care administration, giving students the tools to take on a leadership role in health care management. The full-time program follows an executive-style format with courses taught one weekend/month over two years. This unique delivery format is designed to suit working professionals.

M.H.A. courses are co-delivered by faculty from the School of Population and Public Health and Sauder School of Business, drawing on experts from their field. Students complete courses in health systems, policies and management to prepare them for a broad range of issues facing today's health care world.

The M.H.A. program is offered by SPPH, Faculty of Medicine, in collaboration with the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration.

What makes the program unique?

The M.H.A. has a professional executive focus and is taught in modular (1.5 credit) format: Friday afternoon through to Sunday afternoon, approximately one weekend per month. The full program takes two calendar years to complete while also allowing students to work full-time while completing their degree. The program follows a cohort-based schedule and all 24 courses are required. 

The M.H.A. program is delivered at UBC Robson Square located right in the heart of Vancouver’s business community. Our facilities are dedicated to creating the perfect learning environment and our classrooms are customized for interactive approaches with technical configurations to suit lectures and group discussions. 

Quick Facts

Master of Health Administration
Health and Medicine
Mode of delivery
On campus
Health Administration
Program Components
Coursework + Major Project/Essay required
Faculty of Medicine
School of Population and Public Health

Meet a UBC representative

Q&A with UBC Graduate Student Ambassadors

Date: Thursday, 26 July 2018
Time: 12:30 to 13:30
Join our Graduate Student Ambassadors Samuel Adenyanju (MSc Forestry, Nigeria), Federico Andrade (PhD Public Health, Colombia), Maria Angélica Guerrero (MA Educational Studies, Colombia), Xining (Linda) Yang (PhD Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, China) and Dorine Akwiri (Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs, Kenya) who will be available to answer questions about their experiences at UBC, including topics such as accommodation, moving to a new city/province/country and settling in, making friends, being an international student, and more. This session is open to participants interested in different programs across all faculties at UBC. Please note that we will not be able to provide answers to questions regarding application or admissions policies or any that involve specific personal information.

Research Information

Research Focus

Epidemiology, clinical epidemiology, biostatistics, community health, global health, health services management and planning, health services research, health-care policy, occupational and environmental health, and preventive medicine and health promotion.

Program Components

In addition to the MHA courses, students also complete a 6 credit research project, SPHA 590. The final MHA project is a student’s capstone and is a required course for the Master of Health Administration. Students present a written report of substantial examination of a relevant pre-approved topic in health care. Topics can be drawn from any aspect of the student’s graduate program or professional experience and plans, and will tend to be oriented to problems and issues of professional practice in health care administration.


TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement


IELTS Overall Score Requirement


GRE required?

GRE or comparable test (check program website)

Career Options

M.H.A. graduates are mid-career professionals working in the health care sector. The program supports students personal and professional goals for career progression in clinical, administrative or research-oriented roles. Graduates work in a variety of settings including hospitals, physician practices, ambulatory medical/surgical centers, rehabilitation facilities, home care, long-term care organizations, health consultancies, public health agencies, managed care organizations, private sector industries and in many other health-related fields. 

Tuition / Program Costs

FeesCanadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / DiplomatInternational
Application Fee$143.00$143.00
Tuition *
Installments per year33
Tuition per installment$4,838.19$7,956.67
Program Fee$29,029.14$47,740.02
Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible) Not applicable
Other Fees and Costs
Student Fees (yearly)$923.38 (approx.)
Costs of living (yearly)starting at $16,884.10 (check cost calculator)
Deposit to accept offer (if admitted)
Deposit requirement$1000.00$1000.00
* Regular, full-time tuition. For on-leave, extension, continuing or part time (if applicable) fees see UBC Calendar.
All fees for the year are subject to adjustment and UBC reserves the right to change any fees without notice at any time, including tuition and student fees. In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.

Further Program Information


September 2019 Intake

Application Open Date
01 November 2018
Canadian Applicant Deadline
01 March 2019
International Applicant Deadline
01 March 2019

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