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.

Minimum Education

  • Related 4 Year Undergraduate Degree (e.g. Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Ontario Regulated Health Professions, Computer Science or Information Science)
  • B+ Average in Last Academic Year
  • Demonstrated English Language Proficiency


Candidates for the EMHI program must have at least five years of progressive experience in the healthcare system to be eligible for admission. 

Preference will be given to candidates who:

  • Have demonstrated leadership in a volunteer or professional capacity
  • Can articulate a vision for improvement in the healthcare system
  • Can articulate how they will contribute to the solution of key issues in the healthcare system
  • Can demonstrate concern for vulnerable populations


  1. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  2. Letter of Intent (max two pages):  Letters of intent should demonstrate how you have developed a vision and understanding of health informatics through your own life and career experiences.

    Applicants to the MHI Executive program should indicate in their letter of intent that they would like to be considered for the Executive option.
  3. Scan of 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

The email addresses of two references are required to receive an email with a link to an online reference letter form. References can be academic, or non-academic.

Recommended Referees:

  • Will give you the most positive review
  • Most senior level at their professional institution (when compared to other potential referees)
  • Able to communicate your skills and abilities that may help you succeed as a graduate student
  • Academic referees should speak to academic performance and likelihood of success in graduate-level studies.
  • Professional referees should have supervised you, and be able to speak to your skills and experience that can be beneficial to the program.
  • Avoid references for family members, friends, students, classmates, employees, colleagues or teaching assistants.
  • Recommend valid institutional or organizational email address (i.e., not Outlook, Gmail, etc.)

Finance Your Degree

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

Learn More About IHPME’s Master of Health Informatics (MHI)

MHI Program Director

Karim Keshavjee
Email Address: karim.keshavjee@​

Oversees management of the MHI 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.

MHI Program Assistant

Aileen O’Dowd
Email Address: ihpme.mhi.program@​

Manages the MHI courses including enrolment, grades, and access to Quercus. For admissions inquiries contact

Graduate Placements

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

Coordinates details involving student placement and experiential learning