Master of Health Administration (MHA)

Overview

The MHA is a professional program for clinicians, administrators, researchers and managers who are seeing solutions to today’s complex health delivery issues. Our weekend modular format is designed for working professionals.

You will complete courses that provide the big picture of health care such as health policy, social determinants of health and quality of care. You will also gain essential skills for management through courses in accounting, finance, IT, human resources and leadership. The program is 24 months, including 24 courses and a capstone research project.

 

What makes the program unique?

Co-delivered by the School of Population and Public Health and the Sauder School of Business, you will benefit from the professional experience and expertise of instructors who are leaders in healthcare and business. The MHA is a cohort-based program where you’ll connect with other like-minded students who are also professionals working across the healthcare sector.

With our compressed format, you attend class every 3-4 weeks. Classes are held on the weekends at UBC’s Robson Square campus located in downtown Vancouver.

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

Video

Apply Now

If you don't have a UBC Campus-Wide Login (CWL) please create an account first.

Meet a UBC representative

MHA Information Session

UBC Robson Square - HSBC Hall
Date: Tuesday, 15 January 2019
Time: 18:00 to 19:00
Information session with an overview of the MHA program and admissions requirements, as well as a sample lesson from Program Director, Dr. Nick Bansback. This event is hosted in our MHA designated classroom at our UBC downtown campus.

MHA Information Session - Webinar

webinar
Date: Friday, 25 January 2019
Time: 13:00 to 14:00
MHA program overview including admission requirements. An MHA alumni member will join the Professional Programs Manager to help answer questions.

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: 08 March 2019
International Applicants
Application Deadline: 01 February 2019
Transcript Deadline: 01 February 2019
Referee Deadline: 08 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: 08 March 2020
International Applicants
Application Deadline: 01 February 2020
Transcript Deadline: 01 February 2020
Referee Deadline: 08 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
Minimum installments assessed for program completion66
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

 

Apply Now

If you don't have a UBC Campus-Wide Login (CWL) please create an account first.
 

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 February 2020

Program Information

Application Enquiries

Supervisor Search

 

Departments/Programs may update graduate degree program details through the Faculty & Staff portal. To update the application inquiries contact details please use this form.