Master's program

The SDH program offers graduate studies leading to the degrees of Master of Arts (MA) or Master of Science (MSc). Focused specifically on interdisciplinary health research, the program links the research and academic mandates of the Faculties of Social Sciences, Humanities, Education, and 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.

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 (MA/MSc), which the student must successfully defend according to regulations of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Students may 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. The program is designed to be completed within two years.