Thoracic Surgery Fellow
Hamilton Health Sciences
The Master of Health Administration (MHA) is a 24-month professional program for clinicians, managers and researchers who are seeking solutions to today’s complex health delivery issues. Combining health systems, policies and management, our unique curriculum offers the educational and professional foundations required for leadership in health care. Our weekend modular format allows you to study while continuing to build your career. With our compressed format, you attend class every 3-4 weeks. Classes are typically held at UBC’s Robson Square campus located in downtown Vancouver.
To learn more about how you can accelerate your career in health leadership with the Master of Health Administration, visit our program details page.
Delivered by instructors from the School of Population and Public Health, Sauder School of Business and industry experts, you will benefit by learning from the professional expertise of leaders in healthcare and business. You’ll complete MHA courses that provide the big picture of health care, while gaining essential skills for management and leadership.
The breadth of topics covered provided me with a wide exposure to complex healthcare challenges from different perspectives and applied lens'. The Masters of Health Administration (MHA) allowed me to collectively apply these skills with increased complexity, opening up career opportunities to more senior organizational levels and broader scope of role.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to review the MHA website for guidance on preparing their application including supporting documents.
The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies establishes the minimum admission requirements common to all applicants, usually a minimum overall average in the B+ range (76% at UBC). The graduate program that you are applying to may have additional requirements. Please review the specific requirements for applicants with credentials from institutions in:
Each program may set higher academic minimum requirements. Please review the program website carefully to understand the program requirements. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission as it is a competitive process.
Applicants from a university outside Canada in which English is not the primary language of instruction must provide results of an English language proficiency examination as part of their application. Tests must have been taken within the last 24 months at the time of submission of your application.
Minimum requirements for the two most common English language proficiency tests to apply to this program are listed below:
Overall score requirement: 100
Overall score requirement: 7.0
Some programs require additional test scores such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Test (GMAT). The requirements for this program are:
The GRE or a comparable test is required. Please check the program website.
All applicants have to submit transcripts from all past post-secondary study. Document submission requirements depend on whether your institution of study is within Canada or outside of Canada.
A minimum of three references are required for application to graduate programs at UBC. References should be requested from individuals who are prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications.
Many programs require a statement of interest, sometimes called a "statement of intent", "description of research interests" or something similar.
Course-based programs do not have a thesis component. While they may assign academic advisors to students, they do not require applicants to reach out to individual professors / faculty members to seek commitment as their thesis supervisor. Please do not contact faculty members for the purposes of thesis supervision if you are applying to this program.
Permanent Residents of Canada must provide a clear photocopy of both sides of the Permanent Resident card.
All applicants must complete an online application form and pay the application fee to be considered for admission to UBC.
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.
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.
|Fees||Canadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / Diplomat||International|
|Installments per year||3||3|
|Tuition per installment||$5,341.71||$9,773.55|
|Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible)||Not applicable|
|Other Fees and Costs|
|Student Fees (yearly)||$1,116.60 (approx.)|
|Costs of living (yearly)||starting at $19,323.20 (check cost calculator)|
|Deposit to accept offer (if admitted)|
Applicants to UBC have access to a variety of funding options.
Organizations may provide their employees with tuition benefits as part of an employment package to support lifelong learning of their workforce.
Professional / course-based programs usually do not provide merit-based funding. Some programs may offer bursaries.
Canadian and US applicants may qualify for governmental loans to finance their studies. Please review eligibility and types of loans.
All students may be able to access private sector or bank loans.
Many foreign governments provide support to their citizens in pursuing education abroad. International applicants should check the various governmental resources in their home country, such as the Department of Education, for available scholarships.
The possibility to pursue work to supplement income may depend on the demands the program has on students. It should be carefully weighed if work leads to prolonged program durations or whether work placements can be meaningfully embedded into a program.
Canadian residents with RRSP accounts may be able to use the Lifelong Learning Plan (LLP) which allows students to withdraw amounts from their registered retirement savings plan (RRSPs) to finance full-time training or education for themselves or their partner.
Please review Filing taxes in Canada on the student services website for more information.
Applicants have access to the cost calculator to develop a financial plan that takes into account various income sources and expenses.
These statistics show data for the Master of Health Administration (MHA). Data are separated for each degree program combination. You may view data for other degree options in the respective program profile.
Health Administration provides clinicians, managers and researchers who are seeking solutions to today’s complex health delivery issues with the educational and professional foundation skills required for leadership in health care. It combines health systems, policies and management.