The department is under Vice Principal Academic Research and Consultancy who oversees the functions of Head of Specific Departments like Nursing, Pharmacy, Clinical Medicine and Medical Laboratory and the registrar’s office which oversees the Admission officer and Examination officer. It mainly deals with all academic activities in the institution.
The department is under Vice Principal Planning Finance and Administration who oversees administrative issues in the institution and heads the Human resource unit, Accounts unit, dean of students and support staff unit.
Santa Maria Institute of Health and Allied Sciences (SMIHAS) established on July 2019 under the National Council for Technical Education Act (No. 9 of 1997), Cap. 129 read together with regulation 3 of the Technical Institution Registration Regulations, 2011 (GN No. 279) as the Health Training Institution for Provision of Technical Health Education for students. The Institute follows the NTA system under the National Council for Technical Education (NACTE) and guidelines from the Ministry of Health Community Development Gender Elderly and Children.
The Institute is wholly owned by the Max Educational Services Limited (MESL) which controls and oversees its day to day operations and compliance with the law of the United Republic of Tanzania.