Health Administration
Location: Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building
5850 College Street
2nd Floor
P.O. Box 15000
Halifax, NS
B3H 4R2
Telephone: (902) 494-7097
Fax: (902) 494-6849
Website: www.dal.ca/sha
Email: healthadmin@dal.ca

Objectives - MHA

The MHA program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Management Education (CA+HME), and the School is a full member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.

The School of Health Administration offers a Master of Health Administration (MHA) degree which meets the needs of those pursuing administrative careers in the Canadian healthcare delivery system. The program is designed to prepare individuals for careers in hospital administration, nursing administration, continuing care administration, public and community health administration and administration in municipal, provincial and federal governments in health and health-related areas. There are employment opportunities for individuals with an MHA in policy, planning, evaluation, administration and research.

The program seeks to provide a conceptual background for the increasingly complex managerial tasks that need to be performed in health institutions and health related governmental departments. Every effort is made to balance political, social, economic, cultural, medical and ethical approaches to understanding the healthcare delivery system with those of the management sciences.

The emphasis in the program is on an academic, multidisciplinary and professional education. It is academic in that it emphasizes knowledge of current research findings and treats the practice of health administration as phenomena subject to social scientific analysis. It is multidisciplinary in that faculty are drawn from traditional social and administrative sciences. It is a professional program in the sense that it will attempt to broaden the social perspectives of the student emphasizing that a professional has a social responsibility to society and must have an appreciation of the ethical standards appropriate to a career in health administration.