Master of HEALTH


The Healthcare Management Challenge

Provincial spending on healthcare is escalating rapidly as a percentage of program expenditures, a trend that is not sustainable. Therefore, cutting-edge leadership and management have become essential to maintain and improve the quality of our healthcare system while keeping costs under control.

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Our MHA Graduates are Uniquely Equipped

As the Telfer MHA program is the only MHA program in Canada housed in a school of management, with a focus on health systems, innovation, analytics, decision-making and cost-effectiveness, our graduates are uniquely equipped to meet this challenge.

Located Where Healthcare Leaders Converge

Telfer is located downtown in the capital of Canada, where national, provincial and association leaders from public, private, academic and not-for-profit organizations converge to tackle our healthcare leadership and management challenges. Our MHA is built to engage with these organizations – so let’s get you connected!

Connected to a Deep Alumni Network

The Telfer MHA is the original MHA in Canada, with an alumni network that is deep and influential. Our alumni occupy senior and executive positions in major hospitals, healthcare institutions, and private sector companies, across the country.

Program Versions and Structure

The program offers evening and weekend courses to suit the working professional. The program is built on a 3-component model:

Program Versions and Structure
Learn Management Fundamentals Learn Healthcare Fundamentals

Experiential Learning

(Choose only 1 option)

Spring/Summer - year 2 (4 months)

Fall - year 3 (4 months)


Core processes, the latest tools, how to analyze, how to strategize, how to work with people and data to deliver results 
Health strategy and policy formulation and implementation 
Patient-centered interprofessional teams. 
Innovation and change in health systems 
Health services integration and creating results. 
Cost-effective delivery of quality health services. 
Field Project 

Residency and Field Project 

Program Duration

The MHA program is designed for students to complete coursework in 20 consecutive months plus a residency and/or field project. Program length (24 or 28 months) will depend on their choice of the capstone course MHA6990 (residency and/or field project). 

Distinguishing Features

  • Telfer is the only management school in Ontario with triple-crown international accreditation.
  • Telfer is located in downtown Ottawa, where national, provincial and association healthcare leaders and managers from all sectors converge.
  • One of Canada's most established MHA programs, with a deep and influential alumni network.
  • Courses and experiences are focused on healthcare management state-of-practice, including analytics.
  • The content is enhanced with input from Executives in Residence, and cutting-edge research from our thesis-based Master’s in Health Systems program.

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