PhD program

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The Social Dimension of Health (SDH) program offers graduate studies leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree.

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

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

As well as 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.

The SDH PhD program is designed to be completed within 4 years.

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 a program that fits with their background and future goals. The final output is a dissertation, which the student must successfully defend according to regulations of the SDH Handbook and the Faculty of Graduate Studies.