MHIS Health Information Science

MHIS Health Information Science

Master degree
24 months
Application deadlines: February 1
Processing time: 28 - 40 days
Application fee: CA$120
Full-time, Part-time
Intakes: September
International tuition: CA$28,631.46
Domestic tuition: CA$10,909.47

Program overview

Students can access elective courses to build research and content expertise suited to their future goals, including health and medical informatics, legal and business aspects of health systems, clinical medicine and research, and health psychology and sociology. There are three main goals of MHIS program: Goal 1: To provide graduate level education in the emerging discipline of Health Information Science, as consistent with the Mission Statement of the Faculties of Information and Media Studies, and of Health Sciences. In relation to Goal 1, the objectives of the HIS programs are: Objective 1: to foster critical inquiry and creativity in all aspects of the program at both the master and PhD levels; Objective 2: to deliver flexible and responsive degree programs, maximizing students’ opportunities for scholarly development, leadership and growth through a variety of research and study options; Goal 2: To graduate health information specialists and scholars who engage in critical and independent thinking, display creativity, and are committed to both theory and research in the emerging area of “Health Information Science”. In relation to Goal 2, the objective of the HIS Program is: Objective 1: to educate master and PhD level students who can draw valid conclusions based upon sound analysis of reliable data and analyse major problems of the discipline in a spirit of creativity and critical inquiry; engage in and lead development of critical analysis of principles and techniques of research in the area; understand existing and emerging sources of recorded health information in its many forms; understand, through examination of relevant research, the needs of particular health user groups (e.g., health policy makers, health professionals, health vendors, patients, advocates and members of the public); understand the theoretical underpinnings and current issues associated with the study and application of knowledge translation in health; understand existing and emerging technologies in health information management applications / health informatics; Goal 3: To establish a strategic partnership between the Faculties of Information and Media Studies, and of Health Sciences in research, program delivery and service to the numerous health and information professions within their respective mandates; and to broaden these partnerships with other Faculties of the University, and beyond. Objective 1: to foster opportunities for students in the new programs to participate in relevant areas of study in both participating Faculties, and in other units on campus or in the wider community, and vice versa

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



Honours B.HSc., B.Sc., BA or equivalent from an accredited university. 78% overall average in the last two-full time years of the undergraduate degree. Since this is an interdisciplinary program, students may be accepted with degrees in a variety of disciplines, including health sciences, social sciences, library and information science, journalism, and computer science so long as the student demonstrates that he or she has a solid academic preparation in some aspect of health (broadly defined). Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language: The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum acceptable score is 107 for the internet version. The International English Language Testing Service (IELTS). Minimum acceptable score is 8 out of 9.

Career opportunities

Law Policy Media

Campus location

London , Canada

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