The Master of Health Management program has one annual fall intake. The application cycle runs from October through January each year for the following September intake.


The application cycle for September 2022 intake opens:

October 19, 2021 - January 20, 2022 .

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for the Master of Health Management degree program, applicants must meet the minimum requirements as noted below:

Regulated Health Professionals
Non-Regulated Health Professionals
Indigenous Applicants
International Applicants
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Essential Skills and Attributes for the Program:

The below outline and describe the various skills, attributes and attitudes required for admission into and success in completing the MHM program.  Students with the requisite skills and attributes are welcome to apply to the Program. If admitted to the MHM program, students with disabilities requiring accommodations are responsible for engaging with McMaster University’s Student Accessibility Services (SAS) in a timely manner, so that the University can work with the student to identify their needs and put proper accommodations in place.

Aptitude and attitude
Communication skills
Self-directed learning skills
Computer literacy and Internet literacy skills
Critical thinking skills
Functional skills

Application Documents

In addition to fulfilling the Admission Requirements, an online application is required to be completed through the School of Graduate Studies at McMaster University application portal.

A complete application package includes the following:

The following items outlined may be uploaded through the McMaster University, School of Graduate Studies application portal site.

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One (1) Academic Reference
Two (2) Clinical or Professional-related references
A Statement of Interest (SOI)
A CV/Resume
Post-secondary Transcript(s)
The Regulated or Non-Regulated Documentation
Proof of English Language Proficiency
Payment and Submission of Application

Selection Process

The application to the program is a multi-staged process.

All completed applications will be examined. Those that meet the admission requirements of the Program are assessed by our Admissions Committee. If the MHM Admissions Committee supports the application, a recommendation is submitted to the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies for approval. Successful candidates will receive a letter of offer, by email, 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 by email from the MHM Admissions Committee.

It is important to note the following items:

  • Meeting the admissions requirement does not guarantee admission. Admission is by selection.
  • Material sent to support an application cannot be returned.
1. Program reviews completed applications
2. Admissions Committee assesses applications
3. Admissions Committee recommendation is sent to Graduate Studies
4. Graduate Studies review recommendation and send offer

Policy and Procedures

  • As per the McMaster University School of Graduate Studies Calendar, admission is competitive; meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. The admission decision is not subject to appeal.

The Fall 2021 intake application cycle is


as of October 19, 2021.


Application Portal Instructions

Please ensure you have read our Health Management Application Documents page and select the "I am applying to the September 2022 term"

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