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Admission

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Admission Requirements

  • Completion of a four-year undergraduate degree in a related discipline (e.g. Business, Nursing, Science, Social Sciences and/or Management) from an accredited institution.
  • Completion of an undergraduate course in Statistics:
    • Applicants who have not taken a statistics course can meet this requirement by successfully completing CHIM 408 Statistics for Health Services Managers or an equivalent course. This course is offered via the Chang School at Ryerson.
  • An acceptance to the program may be conditional upon successful completion of this requirement by August 1st.
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) or equivalent of 3.00/4.33 (B) in the last two years of study. See Calculating Your GPA for more information.
  • Minimum two years work experience in health care in Canada. Preference will be given to those currently employed in organizations delivering or coordinating health-care services in the community.
  • Interview may be required.
  • Supporting Documents:

International applicants are also required to demonstrate familiarity with the Canadian healthcare system. This may be evidenced by successful completion of at least one university or college course in Canadian healthcare policy and a minimum of six months working or volunteering in the health care sector in Canada.

How Do I Apply?

Tuition Fees

Fees are set in the summer each year.

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 MHA(CC) Information Sessions  

Join us and learn more about this dynamic graduate program in health administration. Interested applicants can attend an upcoming information session.

 Frequently Asked Questions

General Inquiries

The Master of Health Administration in Community Care program will offer courses in-person for the Fall 2021 semester.

Ryerson University has provided an update on the fall term being a transition semester; as the school begins to increase the number of in-person classes and activities to be prepared for a full return to all activities on campus in January 2022.

You can read the full message from President Lachemi on planning for fall 2021.

The program is currently reviewing applications for the Fall 2021 semester, the application portal will close on May 1, 2021.

For applicants interested in Fall 2022, the portal will open in mid-October 2021.

Yes you do. Unfortunately, your application will not be considered complete until both reference letters have been submitted.

The Graduate Program team at the Ted Rogers School of Management are working from home, but are best contacted by email. If necessary a call or virtual meeting can be organized.

The program admissions requirements include a minimum of two years work experience in health care in Canada. Preference will be given to those currently employed in organizations delivering or coordinating health-care services in the community.

The program is completed in 16 months (four semesters). More information can be found on the Program page under ‘Curriculum’.

Applying to MHA(CC)

We start accepting applications in late October of each year for admission to the following year. Deadlines and instructions can be found under Application Process.

International experience is valuable. However, we require that you also have demonstrable Canadian healthcare system knowledge and experience. You can provide evidence of this with completion of at least one university or college course in Canadian healthcare policy and a minimum of two (2) years of paid or voluntary work in the Canadian healthcare sector.

No, offers of admission are made for a specific start date only. If you do not accept the offer admission for the specific date, you will have to reapply for the following year. Student intake for MHA(CC) is each Fall (September).

All documents required at the initial application stage must be uploaded as PDFs. Please visit the Yeates School of Graduate Studies for more information on materials needed for your application. Original documents will be requested at a later date. Please do not send originals until we ask for them.

If your transcripts/documents are in a language other than English, you must provide a sealed, notarized English translation. Please note translations do not replace original documentation; both versions must be submitted.

For more information please refer to the Yeates School of Graduate Studies.

Fees, Funding and Financial Aid

There are a number of Ryerson scholarships as well as graduate assistant and research assistant positions available who meet specific criteria. International students are also eligible for these opportunities. See Scholarships & Awards for details.

The Ontario Government has a student loan program called the Ontario Student Assistance Program, or OSAP. This program is independent of the school and requires an application. Full details can be found on the OSAP website, external link, opens in new window.

The MHA(CC) program is offered on a full-time basis only (payment per term not per course) and all graduate students must maintain continuous registration in their program until they graduate, take a leave or withdraw from the program. For details, see ‘Continuous Registration Requirement’ under Financing Your Studies.

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