Program Overview

The Master of Health Management program is targeted towards regulated health care professionals in Canada or internationally. The program is offered for part-time and full-time enrolment. Courses are delivered on-line with two short residency periods. The part-time stream is completed in 32 months and the full-time stream is completed in 12 months. 

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.

Program at a Glance

Degree OfferedMaster of Health Management
RouteOnline, course-based with two 3-day onsite residencies
AudienceRegulated health care professionals with leadership experience 
OfferedPart-time & Full-time1
Duration32 months (part-time) & 12 months (full-time1)
Application DeadlineEnd of January each year for both streams.
FundingSpeak with your employer or professional association 
  • Gain knowledge and skills to move into and excel in health management roles
  • Enhance adaptability to changing career environments
  • 64% received a promotion during or within 1 year of completing the MHM Degree.
  • Part-time students reside in home country while completing the degree except when attending the 2 residencies in Canada.
  • Full-time students are eligible to apply for Student Visa and reside in Canada.
The University considers full-time students to be those that have their studies as their priority. Full-time students who are participating in paid employment should work no more than an average of 10 hours a week to a maximum of 505 hours in the academic year.


Upon completion of the MHM program, successful graduates will demonstrate expertise in the following core competencies:

Lifelong Learning
Communication Skills
Conceptual Skills
Awareness of the Political and Health Care Environments
Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Management
Financial Management
Research Awareness

Program Comparison

 Comparison Item Master of Business Administration (MBA) * Master of Health Management (MHM)


Potential interview
Regulated health professional
 Program Delivery  

Full-time (20-24 months)/ Part-time (36 months)

In class or blended learning

20 courses (10 core/10 elective)

Full-time (12 months)/Part-time (32 months)

Online, typically asynchronous

8 courses (7 core/1 elective)
 Cost (based on domestic tuition and subject to change  

Full-time (20-24 months) approx. $20,000-39,000

Part-time (36 years) approx. $25,000-58,000

Full-time (12 months) approx. $21,000

Part-time (32 months) approx. $21,000
 Course focus In depth business focus with examples from all industries  General business focus with healthcare application
 Designation Eligible to earn Certified Health Executive (CHE) Eligible to earn Certified Health Executive (CHE)

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