Advance your career as a health professional.
The Master of Health Informatics (MHI) program is designed for professionals with backgrounds in public health and/or health care who require more knowledge about computer science and health informatics in order to identify, design and manage informatics solutions relevant to health and health systems. Offered online, the MHI offers flexibility for the working professional and can be completed in 16 months to 4 years. It also features a four month professional experience component.
More detailed information about the discipline can be found on the Health Informatics webpage.
Program overview and highlights
- Designed for professionals with backgrounds in public health and/or health care: professionals who require more knowledge about computer science and health informatics in order to identify, design and manage informatics solutions relevant to health and health systems.
- You will learn from faculty who lead research in public health sciences and public health intervention design and evaluation.
- Through the experiential learning of a practicum position, you will experience what it is like to use the knowledge, tools, and skills learned in the MHI Program in a real public health setting.
- The MHI program is flexible for the working professional and can be completed online or as a blend of both online and on-campus formats.
- Deadline for applications for Fall enrolment is February 1.
The MHI program consists of 10 required courses (eight are core courses, including the practicum course, and two are electives). The Practicum is the four month or 420 hour professional experience component of the MHI Program. (Part time students can spread the professional experience component over two terms if desired.)
Full time students take three courses per term. Part time students take one course per term, but are reminded that the degree requirements must be completed within four years of entering the program. Students who would like to increase their course load must change status (see Grad forms) from part-time to full-time.
The MHI courses can be offered fully online or in a blended format with online content and on campus seminars.
MHI course offerings and program sequence
Click on the links below to view the course offerings and program sequence for part-time and full-time students. These sequences are subject to change but can be used as reference for planning your future terms.
- Opportunity to gain work experience in the field of health informatics. If you already have experience in this area, you may choose to complete your workplace opportunity in an area less familiar to you, which will broaden your scope of practice.
Workplace options may include such sites as hospitals, government agencies, community-based organizations, software developers and health informatics consultancies, among others.
You will complete a 420-hour professional experience component, supervised by a qualified individual at an approved work place.