Health Informatics - MHI (Public Health and Health Systems) at Waterloo

At a glance:

This program is offered online

Application deadline

  • February 1 (for admission in September)

Study options

  • Coursework

Minimum admission 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.
  • Two references, one from an academic source, unless more than five years have elapsed since the applicant last registered in a university course, in which case both references can be from the professional sources. One reference from a relevant paid or volunteer work experience. At least one of the professional referees must be asked to comment specifically on the applicant’s academic abilities.
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable. TOEFL 100 (writing 26, speaking 26), IELTS 7.5 (writing 7.0, speaking 7.0)
    • School of Public Health and Health Systems does not consider international applications whose English language proficiency scores fall below the minimum requirements

Approximate tuition, fees, and living costs

  • Canadian and permanent resident students, full-time: $4,439.00 tuition and $42.80 incidental fees per term (as of January 2021)
  • International students, full-time: $10,440.00 tuition and $42.80 incidental fees per term (as of January 2020)
  • Study and living costs