The Master of Health Informatics (MHI) program is ideal for emerging early to mid-career candidates from healthcare, business, and technology backgrounds.

MHI focuses on areas of policy, management and evaluation, and system leadership to best prepare the healthcare sector for downstream AI and health information technology-based change.

Entry Term: Fall

Accepting Applications: September 23, 2023

MHI Application Deadline: January 6, 2024 (strongly recommended), accepting applications until March 1, 2024
*to be considered for Vector, applications must be submitted by Jan 6, 2024

Program Options: Course-based + Practicum Placement

Study Options: Full-time

Time Commitment: Consists of four consecutive full-time terms for a total of 16 months.

Practicum: Includes a four-month summer practicum to provide students practical industry experience while applying program learnings to real-world healthcare problems. 

Who should apply? MHI attracts diverse professional backgrounds across healthcare, business and technology sectors. 

Professional Practicum

MHI offers a four-month practicum placement that provides students with hands-on industry experience and the opportunity to apply course learnings to real-world healthcare problems. 

Students will participate from May to August in a full-time (600 hour/37.5 hours per week) professional practicum. Students have a large variety of practicums from which to select.  Students apply to practicums and are invited for interview by the employer. 

Host an MHI Placement 
MHI practicums are a mutually rewarding experience that help learners advance professional skills in an applied environment. If you’re interested in hosting a practicum student, learn more about the hiring process.

Curriculum Highlights 

MHI delivers a comprehensive, interdisciplinary curriculum that provides a solid foundation in key health informatics competencies. Students will further develop their skills in:

  • Learning Health Systems
  • Systems Analysis and Service Design
  • Data governance and interoperability
  • Measurement, decision analysis, decision support and evaluation
  • Digital Leadership
  • Knowledge management and change management
  • Digital policy analysis and advocacy

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@​utoronto.ca

Oversees management of the MHI 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.

MHI Program Assistant

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

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

Graduate Placements

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

Coordinates details involving student placement and experiential learning