The MHSc in Health Administration program equips students with educational and professional competencies necessary for leadership and change within the healthcare sector.

The program combines business, management, and health policy principles that enable students to tackle complex and emerging issues within healthcare organizations.

Entry Term: Fall

Accepting Applications: September 23, 2023

MHSc Application Deadline: February 1, 2024

Program Options: Course-based + Practicum

Study Options: Modular

Time Commitment: 20 months

Who should apply? Senior and mid-level administrators, managers, and clinicians

Curriculum Highlights

The program’s interdisciplinary curriculum builds a solid foundation in the principles and practice of health administration, change, and leadership.

Students will further develop their skills in:

  • Health policy and economics, 
  • Health care trends and issues, 
  • Strategic planning, 
  • Change management and quality,
  • Marketing
  • Outcomes and evaluation, 
  • Human resource management, 
  • Information systems, 
  • Accounting and finance,
  • Quantitative decision-making methods

Program Highlights

Group Problem-Based Learning: 

The MHSc program is highly interactive with a majority of classroom time dedicated to group discussion and activities. Course faculty bring an applied perspective and feature guest speakers in leadership roles. Students will apply learnings to real-world scenarios to better prepare for leadership opportunities within health service organizations. 

Modular Format: 

The MHSc in Health Administration is offered in a modular format, allowing professionals to earn the degree in two years without interrupting their careers. View the program’s roadmap for information about scheduling and time commitments. 


The practicum provides a valuable opportunity to further leadership competencies within a health service organization under the supervision and mentorship of a senior level executive in the host organization. 

Practicum placements are arranged by the program and specifically tailored to individual student needs and interests, taking into consideration past work experience and their specific learning and career objectives. Practicum sites cover a variety of health care sector settings including acute, rehab and mental health hospitals, community organizations, long-term care, government and government-related agencies, research organizations, voluntary organizations; and professional associations.

Finance Your Degree

At IHPME, we offer a variety of financial supports to help you succeed in our graduate programs.

Connect with Health Administration (MHSc)

MHSc Program Director

Karen Born
Phone Number: 416-946-3023
Email Address: karen.born@​utoronto.ca

Oversees management of the MHSc Program

Graduate Administrator

Zoe Downie-Ross
Phone Number: (416) 946-3486
Email Address: ihpme.grad.admin@​utoronto.ca

Coordinates student records, graduate funding, and student-related awards.

Graduate Admissions

Christina Lopez
Email Address: ihpme.admissions@​utoronto.ca

Manages admissions and responds to all related inquiries.

Graduate Assistant

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

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

MHSc Program Assistant

Anita Morehouse
Phone Number: 416-946-3922
Email Address: ihpme.mhsc.courses@​utoronto.ca

Manages the MHSc courses including enrolment, grades, and access to Quercus

Graduate Placements

Christina Lopez
Phone Number: (416) 978-1108
Email Address: ihpme.placements@​utoronto.ca

Coordinates details involving student placement and experiential learning