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Ready to join the IHPME community?

Each IHPME program provides admission guidelines and required documents to apply. Use these steps to help get your application started.

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Getting Ready

Step 1: Select Your Program

Visit our Degree Programs to see what area of study is right for you. 

Step 2: Review Admission Requirements & Deadlines

Review the admission requirements and collect any documents needed for your desired program. Approach references to assess their willingness to support your application and get contact information.

Ensure your application is submitted for your desired program before the deadline.

Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research (CEHCR)
MSc / PhD

Health Professions Education Research (HPER)

Health Systems Research (HSR)
MSc / PhD

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS)

System Leadership and Innovation (SIL)

Health Informatics (MHI)

Health Administration (MHSc)

Step 3: Prepare your Transcripts

Scan all of your transcripts to be uploaded to the application portal. Official sealed transcripts will be requested if you are selected to move forward to the interview stage.

Start Your Application

Step 1: Create Your Account or Login

If you are a first-time applicant, click the link Create an Account to begin your application. You will receive a verification code via email as part of the account creation process. After entering your verification code, you will create a password for your account. You may save and return to the application at any point in the process. To view the status of your application, including outstanding requirements, please log in to your account to view your applicant status portal.

You will create a personal profile and begin the submission. Set aside 30-60 minutes to create a personal profile on the online application system, including your personal information and academic history. Please note that you will not be able to make changes to this information after paying the application fee.

Step 2: Upload Documents

Review admissions document requirements for your program.

The Statement of Intent is to be uploaded through the Slate Checklist after submitting the application. Please upload this document before the deadline in order for your application to be considered complete.

Please scan and upload all your transcripts to the application portal. Official sealed transcripts will be requested if you are selected to move forward to the interview stage.

Step 3: Pay Admissions Fee and Submit

The fee to file an application is non-refundable. Currently, the fee is $125.00 (payable in Canadian funds only).

After you Apply

Step 1: Evaluation Process

Upon review of the applications, applicants may be called for an interview with members of the Institute Admissions Committee. Eligible candidates may go through an interview process, based on which, a decision will be made by the admissions committee.

Candidates will be informed of the status of their application from March to the end of May.

Once a decision has been made, an official written notification will be sent via the application website.

Step 2: Check Your Status

To view the status of your application, including outstanding requirements, log in to your account on the application portal above.

If all of the admissions criteria are not fulfilled, the successful candidate will be provided with a conditional offer of admission. Registration will be confirmed only upon clearing all the conditions. Instructions for clearing the conditions will be provided.

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Connect with IHPME Graduate Assistants

Graduate Assistants are available to help with information or application.
Reach out with questions related to your specific program:

Graduate Assistant

Nadia Ismail
Phone Number: (416) 946-4100
Email Address: ihpme.grad.assist@​

Coordinates various graduate initiatives including defences, student events, and graduation

HPER Graduate Assistant/ Program Assistant

Cheryl Ku
Phone Number: 416-340-4219
Email Address: ihpme.hper@​

Coordinates HPER, including courses, admissions, defenses, graduation, and student records