The program information below is valid for the fall 2019 term (September 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019).

The Graduate Studies Academic Calendar is updated 3 times per year, at the start of each academic term (January 1, May 1, September 1). Graduate Studies Academic Calendars from previous terms can be found in the archives.

  • Admit term(s) 
    • Fall
  • Delivery mode 
    • Online
  • Delivery mode information 
    • The program is also offered on-campus or in a mix of online and on-campus formats.
  • Program type 
    • Master's
    • Professional
  • Registration option(s) 
    • Full-time
    • Part-time
  • Study option(s) 
  • Minimum requirements 
    • An overall 75% average in a four year undergraduate degree program in a health or related field from a recognized educational institution.
    • Experience in the health informatics field is considered an asset.
    • Evidence of training in logical thinking processes which can be demonstrated by having passed an undergraduate course(s) in areas such as mathematics, statistics, or computer science.
    • Admission is competitive. Meeting the minimum entrance requirements is not a guarantee of admission.
  • Application materials 
    • Résumé/Curriculum vitae
      • Indicating past academic and professional experience.
    • Supplementary information form
    • Transcript(s)
  • References 
    • Number of references:  2
    • Type of references: 

      at least one of which must be from an academic source, unless more than 5 years have elapsed since the applicant last registered in a university course, in which case both references can be from professional sources. In the latter case, at least one of the professional referees must be asked to comment specifically on the applicant’s academic abilities.

  • English language proficiency (ELP) (if applicable)

    Coursework option:

  • Graduate Academic Integrity Module (Graduate AIM)
  • Courses 
    • Required courses
      • The MHI program requires the completion of 10 graduate-level courses. 8 (including the practicum course) of the 10 courses are required core courses. The remaining 2 courses are electives:
        • CS 634 Security and Privacy in Health Systems
        • CS 638 Principles of Data Management and Use
        • HLTH 611 The Health Care System
        • HLTH 612/CS 792 Data Structures and Standards in Health Informatics
        • HTLH 613 Information Technology for the Health Professional
        • HLTH 615 Requirements Specification and Analysis in Health Systems
        • HLTH 637 Public Health Informatics (offered online)
        • HLTH 640 Professional Experience Practicum
        • In situations where a student has previously taken a course with learning objectives similar to that of a required MHI course, a higher level graduate course in the same domain area will be substituted.
    • Elective courses
      • 2 of the required 10 courses are electives. The following online courses are currently offered and can be chosen as electives:
        • CS 636 Introduction to Computer Networks and Distributed Computer Systems
        • HLTH 603 Health Policy in Public Health
        • HLTH 608 Health and Risk Communication in Public Health
        • HLTH 609 Management and Administration of Public Health Services
        • HLTH 614 Evaluation of Public Health Programs
        • HTLH 616 Decision Making and Systems Thinking in Health Informatics
        • HLTH 631 Public Health Surveillance
        • HLTH 632 Health Economics and Public Health
        • HLTH 654 Systems Thinking and Analysis
        • HLTH 661 Geographic Information Systems and Public Health
        • HLTH 662 Global Health
        • STAT 631 Introduction to Statistical Methods in Health Informatics
        • Students can also choose from online and on-campus courses offered by both
          Computer Science and the School of Public Health and Health Systems with the permission of the program leader.
    • At a minimum, students must obtain an average of 75% or higher in aggregate on the courses presented in fulfilment of the degree requirements. Grades on all courses presented to fulfill the degree requirements must be 70% or higher. A grade below 70% in any course or failing to maintain an average of 75% will necessitate a review of the student's status by the School and may result in a student being required to complete additional coursework or being required to withdraw from the program. The School reserves the right to stipulate additional coursework if it is necessary for the student's preparation.
  • Link(s) to courses
  • Academic Integrity Workshop