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 MSc Health Informatics

Applicants who meet the Faculty of Graduate Studies admission requirements will be eligible to apply for admission into the program. Applicants with an educational and/or work background in health informatics, clinical or health science, or information technology are strongly preferred. It is recommended that applicants have at least two years of relevant work experience. Applicants with a non-health or non-IT background or less than 2 years of work experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants with a non-health or non-IT related bachelor's degree should consider applying to the bachelor's degree program in Health Information Science.

For more information about the admission requirements, check: https://web.uvic.ca/calendar/grad/admissions/masters-degree.html

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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