Masters programs

Health information science (also known as health informatics) is the study of

  • how health data are collected, stored and communicated;
  • how those data are processed into health information suitable for administrative and clinical decision making; and
  • how computer and telecommunications technology can be applied to support these processes.

You will learn to identify what information and data are needed and used to make effective healthcare decision by doctors, nurses, hospital administrators, government planners and other health care professionals.

We offer two main streams in our master's program: on-campus MSc and distributed MSc (online).

Admission requirements for on-campus MSc stream

To be considered for the On-Campus MSc Stream:

  • You must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.

  • Typically backgrounds include health professionals such as physicians, nurses, therapists and laboratory technologists, as well as IT professionals working in the health sector and those with degrees in health or IT related areas.

Admission requirements for distributed MSc stream (online)

To be considered for the Distributed MSc Stream:

  • You must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university

  • You must have at least two years of relevant work experience;

  • If you have a non-health or non-IT background, or less than 2 years of work experience, you may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Admission requirements for Double Degree MN and MSc Health Informatics

To be considered for the Double Degree Master of Nursing and Master of Science in Health Informatics you must:

  • have a bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited university
  • have at least two years of relevant work experience;
  • meet the admission criteria for both the nursing and the health informatics programs.

 For more information about the admission requirements, check the Nursing website.

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