About the 2 Year MHIS Program

Two girls hanging out together outside in the fallThe two-year research-intensive Master of Health Information Science is a traditional thesis-based program that includes original research and coursework. Students work with a supervisor over two years to produce, defend and publish a thesis that adds something of value to research in Health Information Science.

Tailor to your research goals

Students can access elective courses to build research and content expertise to suit their future goals, including health and medical informatics, digital health, legal and business aspects of health systems, clinical medicine and research, and health psychology and sociology.

Research innovation

Our thesis program gives students opportunity to engage in primary research with leading scholars in their field. Conduct innovative research that creates vital impact locally and around the world. See what students have been researching.

Why choose Western?

Western has established a reputation as a leader in Health Information Science. Gain the knowledge to transform health care information systems and work at the leading edge of health care innovation. The two year thesis-based master's program allows you to:

  • Customize your curriculum, through choice of electives
  • Choose to pursue further study
  • Gain experience conducting primary research
  • Gain teaching experience as a Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • Access expertise from programs across two faculties (the Faculty of Information and Media Studies and the Faculty of Health Sciences)
  • Study on Western's stunning campus in London, Ontario

Why did others choose Western?

Meet our HIS students