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Welcome to the MHA program and the School of Population and Public Health.

We look forward to bringing together outstanding scholars like you for our incoming cohort. You will be joining our community of over 400 graduates.

Once you’ve been admitted, follow these next steps for new students to the MHA Program.

1. Accept your offer

Upon receipt of an offer of admission, you will also receive instructions for the $1,000 CAD acceptance deposit (non-refundable and non-transferable). This deposit will be credited towards your tuition.

Our staff is here to help ensure that your transition into the program is a smooth one. We are pleased to answer any questions you may have and invite you to contact the program for advising.

2. Register for your courses

SPHA (Master of Health Administration) courses are reserved for students in the program. Students must register for all the courses in the program as every course is required for the degree. To register for your courses:

  • Follow the step-by-step instructions in the Student Service Centre (SSC) to register for your courses. You will also find video tutorials for the registration system.
  • Your course registration is linked to Canvas, UBC’s online Learning Management System.

Attendance: A reminder that attendance is expected of all students for all scheduled class times.

3. Pay your tuition fees

Check your fee amounts and due dates and pay fees online  through the SSC. Annual tuition fees are divided into three instalments, due in September, January and May. Your acceptance deposit will be applied as a credit against the first tuition instalment.

4. Update your personal information

We need important information from you to ensure that program staff and faculty can contact you.

  • You can add/change your personal information, including your preferred email and preferred name, online at the Student Services Centre website anytime.
  • Class lists, access to online resources, and grades are generated using an internal UBC database. Email will be the primary method of contact and access to most UBC systems are through CWL.
5. Attend a Graduate Student Orientation
  • There are multiple orientation events to support your transition. Details for our dedicated MHA orientation will be sent to incoming students.

    • Optional orientation sessions offered by the School of Population and Public Health and the Faculty of Graduate Studies (under current students, newly admitted students). Please visit graduate student orientation for more detailed information.

New Student Orientation Guide

Refer to this guide and the links provided as your online orientation to the Master of Health Administration (MHA) program. It is important that all students familiarize themselves with resources to manage your graduate degree at UBC and to know all the requirements for completion of your program. Students can also check out the Grad Guide by the Faculty of Graduate Studies for more information.

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Program Resources
Campus-Wide Login (CWL) and Email Account – essential and universal access for all UBC systems. MHA Courses – all 24 1.5 credit courses are required for the program. MHA Student Responsibilities – (access through Canvas) program and university-wide policies for students. Student Services – learning resources and workshops for UBC students. Program Advising – advising services to support students in planning and completing the program.
Student Service Centre (SSC) – your UBC student portal to register for classes, check your grades and pay your fees. Research Project (SPHA 590) – required 6 credit research paper and is the capstone course before graduation. Faculty of Graduate Studies – policies and forms for program progress, leaves of absences, graduation, etc. Aboriginal Services – dedicated resources for UBC’s Aboriginal student community. FYI Newsletter – bi-weekly e-newsletter for the SPPH community. You are welcome to subscribe to the FYI Newsletter.
UBC Canvas – UBC’s learning management system to access course materials. Course Schedule – tbd Graduation – program completion requirements and how to apply for graduation. Health Clinic – appointments and walk-ins including on-site counselling services. Career Managementpeople and resources to help you build your career.
UBC Cardyour student ID card, library card and official UBC identification. Academic Calendar – comprehensive guide to all programs, courses, services and academic policies at UBC. Tuition and Awards – tuition, student fees and awards information. Ombuds Services – advocacy and ombuds services for UBC students. Additional Resources other helpful information and websites for new students.
UBC Library – access to all UBC library branches and online resources. Dates and Deadlines – program and university deadlines for graduate students. Access and Diversity – services to create an inclusive environment at UBC including disability-related accommodations. Remote students – details for writing exams for students who live outside Metro Vancouver