Application Procedure

Application forms are available from the Registrar's Office of Dalhousie University. Applications should be submitted as early as possible. Application forms, letters of reference forms etc., can be downloaded at

The following supporting documents are to be sent directly to the School:

  1. Original transcripts of all previous academic work (two copies) (B+ average)
  2. At least two academic letters of reference
  3. Résumé/Curriculum Vitae
  4. A statement of career interests and reasons for seeking admission to the MHA Program
  5. GMAT (minimum score of 550)
  6. English language proficiency for International Students (see below)
  7. Faculty of Graduate Studies and Department copy of the application form.

Letters of Reference must not be generic. They must articulate how the applicant's skills, experience and career objectives clearly fit the program.
The Statement of Career Interests must articulate the applicant's career goals and rationale as to how successful completion of the program is essential to achieving these career goals.

Deadlines for September admission:
April 1      International - other, and Canadian automatic scholarship consideration
June 1     Canadian - final deadline (no automatic scholarship consideration)

The GMAT may be taken at conveniently-located computer-based testing centres throughout North America and in many other parts of the world. Candidates in US and Canada may schedule a GMAT CAT (computer-adaptive test) appointment by calling either 1-800-GMAT-NOW or a local testing centre. Candidates can schedule their test within a few days of actually taking it. However, they should consider admission deadlines and call early to maximize their chances of securing their preferred test date at the centre most convenient to them. School of Health Administration GMAT Number is 0690.

Students for whom English is not their first language will need to submit proof of English language proficiency. Dalhousie accepts a number of English proficiency test scores.  For more information please see section 3.4 of the Faculty of Graduate Studies Regulations.


For international students, it is strongly recommended that all documents (transcripts and references) be submitted prior to April 1st.