Master of Health Services Management

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Intake

Fall

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Part-time

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In case of discrepancies between this page and the Graduate Studies Calendar and Course Catalogue, the Graduate Studies Calendar and Course Catalogue shall prevail.

Admission information

Baccalaureate Degree Admission Route

Applicants will meet the following minimum requirements to be considered for admission:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree (i.e. undergraduate degree) in Nursing, Health Sciences, or Management, or in a closely related discipline
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.00 (based on the uLethbridge 4.00 scale) on the last 20 graded university-level term courses OR calculated on the most recently completed master's degree if the applicant is applying for another master's degree
  • Evidence of successful experience in the health sector is normally required. Preference is given to applicants who have two or more years of work experience.
  • Demonstrate English language proficiency (ELP) for graduate studies

Bachelor of Management/Bachelor of Health Sciences Combined Degree Admission Route

Applicants, who have completed the University of Lethbridge’s Bachelor of Management/Bachelor of Health Sciences Combined degree, will meet the following minimum requirements to be considered for admission:

  • A minimum grade point average of 3.00 (based on a 4.00 scale) on the last 20 graded university-level term courses

Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management Admission Route

Applicants, who have completed the University of Lethbridge’s Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management program, will meet the following minimum requirements to be considered for admission:

  • A minimum grade point average of 3.00 (based on a 4.00 scale)

Step 1: Prepare Supporting Documents

Please see below for supporting documents for the Master of Health Services Management. If additional documents are required, the Dhillon School of Business Graduate Programs Office will contact you.

Step 2: Submit Online Application by Deadline

Submit your complete application by midnight (MST/MDT) on the deadline date.

Step 3: Arrange for Official Documents

Official documents (e.g., transcripts, English language proficiency test scores) are required prior to registration.

Note: Applicants who have attended or are currently attending an institution participating in ApplyAlberta do not need to arrange for official transcripts to be sent to uLethbridge from the issuing institution. A list of participating institutions is available at www.applyalberta.ca.

Step 4: Admission Decision Process

Applicants may be called for an interview with members of the Dhillon School of Business Graduate Programs Committee. The Dhillon School of Business Graduate Programs Office unofficially informs the applicant of the Program Committee’s decision. Official admission decisions will be sent electronically by the Registrar’s Office. Successful applicants will be advised of registration procedures at that time.

Because the capacity of the program is limited, not all students meeting the general admission requirements may be admitted.

Criteria used for admission include:

  • the applicant’s academic record, ELP test scores, if applicable, and references;
  • the relevance of undergraduate degree;
  • the breadth of undergraduate courses;
  • relevant work experience, if applicable; and
  • results of the interview, if applicable.

If the previous program undertaken by the student shows gaps or weaknesses, additional course work or other study may be required. Such work will not normally count toward the requirements for the MHSM degree.

Supporting documents

Unofficial Transcripts
You will need to upload and submit your unofficial transcripts, including proof of graduation for your completed degree(s) and transcripts of all post-baccalaureate work, if any, via the online application system.

Official Transcripts
You will also need to arrange for your official transcripts to be sent to the Registrar’s Office. Your official transcripts are required to be received prior to course registration.

Applicants who have attended or are currently attending institutions NOT participating in ApplyAlberta must arrange to have official transcripts sent directly from the issuing institution to the Admissions Office. A list of participating institutions is available at applyalberta.ca.

Official transcripts must be mailed directly from the issuing institution in a sealed envelope to:
Registrar’s Office
University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive West
Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4
Canada

Your transcripts are required to display your up-to-date coursework, including grades/marks received for completed coursework.

Applicants to the Master of Health Services Management program are required to submit three (3) reference letters, two (2) professional and one (1) academic.

You are: Who is an acceptable academic referee?
A current or recent graduate of an undergraduate program
  • One of your course instructors who hold a terminal
    degree or a continuing position at a University
A current or recent graduate student
  • Your supervisor, or a member of your Supervisory
    Committee
  • One of your course instructors who hold a terminal
    degree or a continuing position at a University
Working and completed a degree several years ago
  • Someone with whom you have studied at the
    university level
  • An employer or another person who has served
    in a supervisory capacity who can testify to your
    ability to succeed in an academic setting

The School of Graduate Studies is not able to:

  • Accept Letters of Reference submitted via email or regular mail
  • Re-use a Letter of Reference submitted in support of a previous application
  • Edit/change your referees or send them reminders to submit their Letter of Reference
  • Accept Letters of reference from a friend or family member

Your CV is a comprehensive document with a formal structure and academic focus. It should include your background, work experience, awards, scholarships, publications, and other achievements. If you are a current or former University of Lethbridge student, contact Career and Employment Services for additional information on the content and structure of a CV.

Your Letter of Intent for the Master of Health Services Management for most majors program must contain:

  • Nature of your interest in the program and the intended career outcome upon completion.
  • Maximum length is 500 words.

You should address your letter to the Health Services Management Program Committee.

English is the primary language of instruction and communication at the University of Lethbridge. Prior to registration, all applicants to the School of Graduate Studies must demonstrate English Language Proficiency (ELP) sufficient to meet the demands of classroom instruction, written assignments, research, and participation in tutorials and discussions, regardless of their citizenship or country of origin. Please see the English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements for graduate students for detailed information.