Master's program

Research mandates

Focused specifically on interdisciplinary health research, the program links the research and academic mandates of the Faculties of:

  • Education
  • Humanities
  • Human and Social Development
  • Social Sciences

Academic mandates

The SDH program links to the research mandates of the university’s many interdisciplinary research centres, to offer a unique training opportunity to students interested in health research that cross-cuts traditional disciplines.

Interdisciplinary, research-intensive graduate program

Designed as an interdisciplinary, research-intensive graduate program, the SDH program incorporates theoretical and methodological perspectives from the humanities, health and social sciences. The program is flexible, allowing students to create the program that fits with their background and future goals. The final output is a thesis, which the student must successfully defend according to regulations of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Master of Arts (MA) or a Master of Science (MSc) degree

You can apply for either a Master of Arts (MA) or a Master of Science (MSc) degree. The designation will be decided by the student's co-supervisors in consultation with the SDH Graduate Advisor at time of acceptance.

Program length

The program is designed to be completed within two years.