PhD Programs

If you are contemplating a research-oriented career in academia, 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 research skills to pursue an academic 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.
  • Receive financial assistance.
PhD Course Layout


This Course Layout summarizes all of the degree requirements, including core courses, specialization courses and electives.



Specializations

Thesis 

Practicum and Capstone 

Credits

Minimum Length

Epidemiology   24 48 months
Health Promotion & Socio-Behavioural Sciences   24 48 months
Health Services and Policy Research   24 48 months
Public Health   24 48 months