PhD Programs

PhD Course Layout

The Course Layout summarizes all of the course requirements, including core courses, specialization courses and electives.

PhD Program Sequence

The Program Sequence summarizes all of the degree requirements, including courses, professional development, ethics training, examinations and thesis research. This Program Sequence is a suggested model for the timing of the degree requirements; the timing may differ by student, however, so final planning decisions should be discussed with thesis supervisor.

Specializations

Thesis 

Course Credits

Thesis Credits

Maximum Length

Epidemiology 12 Thesis credits (THES*) per term as required  6 years
Health Promotion & Socio-Behavioural Sciences 12 Thesis credits (THES*) per term as required  6 years
Health Services and Policy Research 9 Thesis credits (THES*) per term as required  6 years
Public Health 6 Thesis credits (THES*) per term as required  6 years
If you are thinking about a research-oriented career, a doctor of philosophy degree will interest you. A doctoral degree builds on the knowledge and skills you have acquired during a previous degree and includes a minimum four years of study. You have the choice of degrees in epidemiology, health promotion and socio-behavioural sciences, health services and policy research, and public health. You will increase your ability to generate new knowledge in the field of public health.

[ Highlights ]

  • Take advanced core courses common to all PhD degree specializations.
  • Take specialization courses and electives.
  • Conduct your own research and complete a thesis.
  • Work closely with your supervisor to focus on your specific area of interest.
  • Gain access to a variety of scholarships and awards.

[ Benefits ]

  • Gain knowledge and skills to pursue a research-oriented career.
  • Gain in depth knowledge related to your research interests.
  • Deepen and hone your research and analytical skills.
  • Be mentored and supported throughout your program.