Minimum Education

Applicants must have a high academic standing equivalent to a B+ (77%–79%) or better, on each of the last two years of a four-year undergraduate program, or its equivalent from a recognized university. A variety of four-year undergraduate degrees offer a suitable basis for admission, including degrees in arts, sciences, business and clinical areas. Some prior preparation in quantitative courses such as statistics, accounting, and microeconomics is preferred.


Applicants should have a minimum of three years relevant clinical or management experience (following undergraduate degree or training), preferably in the health or related sector.


  1. Statement of Intent: Faculty place a high premium on candidates who have strong motivation and can ensure ongoing commitment throughout the program. Motivation is evaluated through an applicant’s letter of intent and through the admissions interview process (where possible). The Statement of Intent is to be uploaded through the application system after submitting the application. Please upload this document before the deadline in order for your application to be considered complete. (max two pages)
  2. Resume or CV (max five pages)
  3. Transcripts: Transcripts must be scanned and uploaded to the SGS application website from all post-secondary institutions. Official transcripts will be required if you are selected to move forward to the interview stage. 

Reference Letters

You are required to enter contact details in the application system for two referees (colleagues, supervisors, senior leaders, etc.) who can speak to your leadership potential. Referees will receive an email with a link to an online reference letter form.

Review Process

  1. All applications are reviewed and ranked. Historically, approximately one third of applicants will continue to the next stage of the process – the interview.
  2. Interview – The 1.5 hour interview has two components. First, candidates will participate in a set of three standardized interviews of 15 minutes in length. The interviews will be conducted by two program faculty members and a second year student. Questions will focus on critical leadership competencies. The second component of the interview is a one-on-one meeting with either the MHSc Program Director or Graduate Coordinator.
  3. Final Assessment – The Institute’s Admissions Committee will conduct a final review of the candidate’s academic performance, work experience, references, motivation and interview ranking to determine a final ranking. The MHSc Program accepts approximately 40 students each year.

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@​

Oversees management of the MHSc Program

Graduate Administrator

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

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

Graduate Admissions

Christina Lopez
Email Address: ihpme.admissions@​

Manages admissions and responds to all related inquiries.

Graduate Assistant

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

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

MHSc Program Assistant

Anita Morehouse
Phone Number: 416-946-3922
Email Address:​

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

Graduate Placements

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

Coordinates details involving student placement and experiential learning