Master of Health Administration (MHA)

Overview

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

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

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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.

Requirements

TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement

100
22
21
22
21

IELTS Overall Score Requirement

7.0
6.5
6.5
6.5
6.5

GRE required?

GRE or comparable test (check program website)

Deadline Details

Application Deadline

Deadline to submit online application. No changes can be made to the application after submission.

Transcript Deadline

Deadline to upload scans of official transcripts through the applicant portal in support of a submitted application. Information for accessing the applicant portal will be provided after submitting an online application for admission.

Referee Deadline

Deadline for the referees identified in the application for admission to submit references. See Letters of Reference for more information.

September 2019 Intake

Application Open Date
01 November 2018
Canadian Applicants
Application Deadline: 01 March 2019
Transcript Deadline: 01 March 2019
Referee Deadline: 09 March 2019
International Applicants
Application Deadline: 01 February 2019
Transcript Deadline: 01 February 2019
Referee Deadline: 09 February 2019

September 2020 Intake

Application Open Date
01 November 2019
Canadian Applicants
Application Deadline: 01 March 2020
Transcript Deadline: 01 March 2020
Referee Deadline: 09 March 2020
International Applicants
Application Deadline: 01 March 2020
Transcript Deadline: 01 March 2020
Referee Deadline: 09 March 2020

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$145.75$145.75
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)$930.14 (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 February 2019

September 2020 Intake

Application Open Date
01 November 2019
Canadian Applicant Deadline
01 March 2020
International Applicant Deadline
01 March 2020

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