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Webinars for Prospective Applicants
MHI Program: November 27, 2017 – [PDF]

MHSc Program: November 14, 2017 – [PDF]

Do you know which program or concentration is best for you?
Visit our Academics pages to review our Research and Professional areas of study.
Individual IHPME programs provide notes and guidelines as to who is best suited to apply.

Applying to IHPME is an Online Process via the School of Graduate Studies

Applications to the Graduate Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation must be submitted to the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) through an online admissions application housed on a secure server in the University of Toronto.

To start the process
SGS Online Admissions Application

Once you access the online application and enter your contact information, an Applicant Identification Number and a password will be emailed to you. You can leave and return to your application at any point until you move to the payment stage. After that, you can return to check on the status of your application.

The fee to file an application is non-refundable. Currently the fee is $120.00 (payable in Canadian funds only).

Please visit SGS FAQs for information relevant to all graduate studies at the University of Toronto.

Admission Process

The IHPME Admissions Committee will consider your application only after you have entered your personal and academic information in the online application, submitted the application fee and all of your supporting documentation online.

Upon review of the applications, applicants may be called for an interview with members of the Institute Admissions Committee.

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees per program.

University of Toronto and IHPME Support

Graduate Student Funding Options

Submission Deadlines


Application Deadline (5 p.m.)

Admission Start Date

MSc/PhD Clin Epi November 15, 2017 July 2018
MSc/PhD HSR November 15, 2017 September 2018
MSc QIPS November 15, 2017 September 2018
  • UME (opens Nov 15)
  • PGME (opens Jan 16)
  • January 15, 2018
  • April 14, 2018
  • July 2018
  • July 2018
MHI February 1, 2018 September 2018
MHI (Executive) March 1, 2018 June 2018
MHSc February 1, 2018 September 2018
MHSc/MSW Combined February 1, 2018 – MHSc
December 1, 2017 – MSW
September 2018

Deadlines aren’t extendable and late or incomplete applications may not be reviewed.

Special Note for MSc/PhD HSR Applicants

  • HSR applicants should indicate their Primary Area of Study under the “Area of Study” on the SGS online application.
  • Due to the nature of our funding arrangements, preference will be given to applicants who are Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents. International applicants with pre-arranged funding should indicate the funding source in their Letter of Intent.

Special Note for MSc/PhD CEHCR Applicants

  • Clin Epi applicants will need to complete a background information form and an additional information form which can be downloaded from the application once payment of the application fee is made. These documents must be completed and uploaded to the application by the deadline or your application may not be considered.

Special Note for MHI Applicants

  • Applicants to the MHI Executive program should indicate in their letter of intent that they would like to be considered for the Executive option.
  • Admission preference will be given to applicants who are Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents. International applicants may be considered once domestic applications have been reviewed.

Special Note for Combined Program Applicants

Applicants to the MHSc Health Administration/MSW Joint Degree Program must complete separate applications for both the MHSc Health Administration Program through the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, and the MSW Program through the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, indicating their interest in applying to the joint program on both sets of application. Applications will be reviewed through a joint process. Please note the application deadlines vary for the two programs. Please visit the Faculty of Social Work website for their separate application instructions.

Clinician Investigator Program

Students applying to either of the CEHCR concentrations are eligible to apply to the Clinician Investigator Program.

What is the CIP? The University of Toronto Clinician Investigator Program (CIP) is an accredited postgraduate medical training program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Its aim is to prepare individuals for a career combining specialty medical practice and research. The areas of research available for study include not only the traditional areas of laboratory and clinical biomedical research, but also such fields as economics and management, social behavioural and information sciences as they apply to health and disease.

English Language Proficiency

If your primary language is not English and you graduated from a non-Canadian university where the language of instruction and examination was not English, then you must demonstrate your proficiency in English. This requirement will be waived by the Graduate Office after the admission deadline if it is not applicable.

Connect with IHPME Graduate Assistants

Graduate Assistants are are available to help with information or application troubleshooting with regards to your specific program or concentration of interest.

MSc/PhD – Health Services Research

Graduate Assistant
Kerstin Giannini
ihpme.hsr.grad@utoronto.ca 416-946-4100

MSc/PhD – Clinical Epidemiology & Health Care Research

Graduate Assistant
Zoe Downie-Ross
clinepi.grad@utoronto.ca 416-946-3486

MSc – Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Graduate Assistant
Christina Lopez
ihpme.qips.grad@utoronto.ca 416-978-1108

MSc – System Leadership and Innovation

Graduate Assistant
Christina Lopez
ihpme.sli.grad@utoronto.ca 416-978-1108

MHSc – Health Administration

Graduate Assistant
Kerstin Giannini
ihpme.mhsc.grad@utoronto.ca 416-946-4100

MHI – Health Informatics

Graduate Assistant
Zoe Downie-Ross
ihpme.mhi.grad@utoronto.ca 416-946-3486