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Master (Health Informatics)

 2 years
 full time
 on campus
  Thesis Based

Field of Study

Offered by     Faculty of Graduate Studies, Dalhousie University

$ 14,158 

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Program Description

  • Dalhousie University offers a Master of Health Informatics for a duration of 2 years.
  • It is an on-campus, thesis-based program offered on both a full-time and part-time basis.
  • Health informatics is changing the practice and delivery of health care by providing technology-enriched solutions to bridge the knowledge and information gaps experienced within the health care system.
  • The program offers training in analyzing the issues and then designing solutions to improve all aspects of health care, from the delivery of patient care to the promotion of healthy lives.
  • Students can pursue a research career in a university as a PhD student or join the industry.
  • Full-time students complete the program in 2 years and part-time students must complete the program in 4 years.
    • With full-time and part-time options, this program gives students the flexibility to choose a pace that works for students.
    • The program has two streams:
      • an internship stream
      • a thesis stream  
    • The thesis stream involves a 2-3 term research project under the supervision of a faculty member.
    • The internship stream involves a 13-16 week work term at a health informatics company or at a healthcare organization.
    • Students have to complete 9 core classes and Internships plus 3 electives or thesis plus 1 elective course.
    • Dalhousie University is known for its excellence in academics, leadership, research, and innovation.
    • The average salary goes up to 51,000 USD after completion of the program.

    Program Highlights

    Degree Type Offered Master
    Duration2 years
    Fees$ 30,340 for 2 years
    Delivery TypeFull Time
    Admission Intake September (Deadline - Apr 01)
    Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
    Offered by Faculty of Graduate Studies, Dalhousie University
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    Eligibility & Entry Requirement

    Academic Eligibility:

    • Students should have completed a 4-year bachelor's degree from a recognized university.
    • A minimum GPA of at least 3.0/4.33 (B grade) in the last 60 credit hours of study is required to be eligible for the program.

    Indian Student Eligibility:

    Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

    • Completed a 4-year UG degree with first class in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
    • Or, completed a master's degree with first-class in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
    • Or, completed a 3-year undergraduate degree from an accredited institution.

    Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.

    Required Document List

    Following are the required document:

    • Online application form and fees: Students have to fill the online form and submit the application fees. 
    • Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
    • Two Professional References: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
    • Personal Statement: It should include a brief overview of themselves, strengths, and any work experience and/or education that students have.
    • Transcripts: Students have to submit transcripts from all universities/colleges attended, World Education Services Assessments, and English Language Proficiency test scores.
    • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
    • Confirmation of Employment Form:  Students must be emailed as an attachment by applicant or referee. 
    • Proof of name change: Required only if name discrepancies exist between transcripts/assessments/test scores and other application documents.  Examples of proof: Marriage/divorce certificates, 2 copies of government-issued ID that include a previous and current name and date of birth.
    • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.

    Application Deadline

    Apr 01

    Aug 31

    Dec 31

    Scores Required

    100 / 120

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    Fees & Funding

    Tution & Application Fees

    YearYear 1Year 2
    Tuition fees$14158$14158
    Books fees$1012$1012
    Total fees$15170$15170

    Living Costs

    HeadAvg Cost Per Year
    Room and food$ 8,171


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    Ranked #201/ 600

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    Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

    NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
    Killam Predoctoral Scholarships Variable Yes N/A
    A.S. Mowat Prize Scholarship at Dalhousie University $1,084 Yes 01 Apr, 2020
    VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
    Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
    JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
    Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
    Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
    Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
    (ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
    FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
    Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
    Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
    Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
    Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
    BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
    Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
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    VISA & Work Study


    • Students are required to get a study visa to study in Canada.
    • They may also need a Temporary Resident VISA (TRV) or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).
    • The cost of the study visa is 112 USD and it is valid for the length of the study program, plus an extra 90 days.
    • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
      • Dalhousie acceptance letter
      • Valid passport
      • Financial Evidence
      • A letter from their sponsoring agency 
      • Documents showing strong ties to their home country

    Work Study

    Students must have a work-study visa to work in Canada.

    • On-Campus Work: Students enrolled full time are eligible to work on-campus. Students can work no more than 10-15 hours per week.
    • Off-Campus Work: Students who are continually enrolled full time at Dalhousie University are eligible to work off-campus. Students can work 20 hours a week or full time during a scheduled break.
    • Co-Op Work Visa: If students are required to work as an integral part of the studies or enrolled in a co-op program, they may be permitted to work off-campus full time. Students will need a co-op work visa.

    Career and Placement after Course

    Possible career opportunities are:

    • Clinical informaticist
    • Pharmacy or nutrition informaticist
    • Informatics analyst
    • Nurse informaticist
    • Informatics specialist
    • Informatics manager
    • Informatics director

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