Master of Health Information Science (MHIS)
Gain skills & knowledge in a rapidly expanding area of research
The MHIS program offers both thesis and course-based options while the doctoral program in HIS is thesis-based only. Both provide students with fundamental knowledge in health and health care, including:
- Public health
- Health policy and clinical health care
- Knowledge organization and management
- Knowledge translation
- Patient and professional information seeking behaviour
- Information ethics and policy
Draw expertise from two facultiesStudents complete their course work through graduate seminars and courses offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Information and Media Studies.
Access courses from:
- Health & Rehabilitation Sciences
- Health Information Science
- Library & Information Science
- Journalism & Communications
- Media Studies
Tailor to your research goalsStudents can access elective courses to build research and content expertise suited to their future goals, including health and medical informatics, legal and business aspects of health systems, clinical medicine and research, and health psychology and sociology.
Health Information Science News
Brad Hiebert, PhD student: Improved access to health information needed in rural communities.
Alumna Melissa Kargiannakis' (MHIS'15) idea may help translate
'How I fell apart and almost dropped out'. Prajapti discusses his challenges in grad school.
Student entrepreneurs: Why not build your own experience?
Find out how Suhair Shanteer (MHIS'13), one of the program's first graduates, took her studies into a clinical setting.
The Health Information Science program, jointly offered between FIMS and the Faculty of Health Sciences, officially launched in 2011.