York University's PhD program in Global Health will examine global health issues in relation to intersecting challenges of wealth disparity, environmental degradation, government policy and human rights. The program will prepare the next generation of health leaders with the knowledge and skills to address these challenges and improve health for people worldwide, helping to create the conditions that enable equity. Graduates will fulfill leadership and advocacy positions in education, research, health systems, and business, in public and private sectors, in Canada and internationally.
The PhD program prioritizes interdisciplinary, critically-oriented and solutions-focused approaches to research, practice and innovation. Learning is centered around an independent plan that enables students to choose "their own adventure" and execute it over four years with local and/or international partners and, on a case-by-case basis, developing diverse dissertation outputs through novel cotutelle models.