Admissions

If you are a regulated health professional who wishes to:

  • Pursue graduate level education to further your career progression
  • Gain a broader understanding of the Canadian health care policy development and service delivery environment
  • Obtain core management knowledge and skills
  • Minimize interruption to your career progression

McMaster's Master of Health Management (MHM) program is for you.

Application Process

Please note that the online application portal site for the Fall 2018 Admissions cycle has now closed as of January 29, 2018.
The next application cycle will begin October 2018 for the Fall 2019 intake.


In addition to fulfilling the Admission Requirements, an online application is required to be filled out through the School of Graduate Studies at McMaster University application portal. A direct link will be provided below during active application cycles. 


IMPORTANT TIPS:
 
a) If you wish to apply for both the part-time and full-time stream, you are required to complete two applications online: one for part-time and one for full-time.

b) Once you have accessed the online application portal site, under Academic Program click on Interdisciplinary MHM from the drop down menu.

c) The buttons and links on this page are best accessed through Google Chrome or Firefox Internet Browsers. They are available for free download on their website.


The following documents (1 thru 7) are considered a complete application package. You can upload these documents within the portal site within the section requesting your CV and Statement of Interest. Should you encounter difficulty uploading these documents, please send them to: mhm@mcmaster.ca, during active admission cycles.

  1. One academic reference
    Your academic referee will be prompted to complete this form electronically, following your application submission. Do not submit a paper version.
    Note 1: An academic referee has an academic appointment; they can be a colleague who has an affiliation with a university through their teaching or research interests
    Note 2: An academic referee cannot act as a clinical referee.

     


  2. Two professional or workplace-related reference reports
    You are responsible for sending this form to your professional/workplace referees. Please only enter your professional/workplace referee information within the questions section of the application portal. The referee section is intended for your academic referee. 
    Note: A clinical referee cannot act as an academic referee


  3. Statement of interest outlining your career plans and suitability for the Master of Health Management program

  4. CV/resume

  5. As applicable, either:
    a) Proof of active registration in professional association (regulated professionals) or 
    b) Determining equivalency for non-regulated health professional applicants' form (non-regulated professionals)
  6. AND

    Please mail:

    6. All original, post-secondary, academic transcripts

    7. TOEFL score or IELTS test report (if applicable) to:

    Master of Health Management
    Institute of Applied Health Sciences
    McMaster University
    1400 Main St. West, IAHS-403
    Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S 1C7

    Material sent to support an application cannot be returned.

     

    Note: The application to the program is a multi-staged process. All completed applications will be examined. Those that meet the general requirements of the Program are assessed by our Admissions Committee. If the MHM Admissions Committee approves the application, a recommendation is submitted to the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies for approval. Successful candidates will receive a letter of offer from the McMaster University School of Graduate Studies. All applicants are expected to respond within the specified time to the School of Graduate Studies when accepting or declining an offer. Applicants who cannot be placed will receive notification from the MHM Admissions Committee. Meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee admission. Admission is by selection.