Prospective Students

Students who have already been accepted into a participating doctoral program at the University of Toronto are eligible to apply to the CSGH. Application requirements are:

  1. A personal statement, no longer than two pages, single spaced, describing relevant global health related personal and/or professional experiences, including coursework and independent research work completed at the undergraduate level, and volunteering experiences; Doctoral students should also demonstrate past professional, volunteer, or scholarly experience in global health;
  2. A curriculum vitae;
  3. Two academic writing samples (maximum 20 pages each).

The call for applicants, including additional details on application requirements, will be posted on this website in Spring 2017.

Current Students

Program Requirements

For doctoral students admitted to the Collaborative Specialization in Global Health, formal requirements are:

1) Participation in CHL5701H: Doctoral Seminar, Collaborative Specialization in Global Health, a half-credit global health research seminar course, for two semesters during your studies. Students are encouraged to attend the CSGH seminar whenever they are in Toronto.

2) Completion of ONE core course. Students may choose between:

CHL 5702H: History of International Health (offered in 2018 Winter Term)

CHL 5704H: International Human Rights Law and Global Health: The Right to Health in Theory and Practice (not offered in 2017-18)

JCR 1000Y: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Global Challenges

NUR 1038H: Social Determinants of Health in a Global Context: Theories and Methods

NUR 1083H: Comparative Politics of Health and Health Policy in a Globalizing World

3) Completion of one approved elective course from outside your home department (this is in addition to the core course). The elective must be approved by the CSGH Director.

4) Writing and defending a thesis related to global health. Your advisor or one member of your doctoral dissertation committee must be part of the Collaborative Program Advisory Committee. (Please see “Contacts at Collaborating Graduate Doctoral Programs” for list of Committee members).

5) Doctoral students participating in CSGH are responsible for meeting the doctoral requirements of their home departments.

Participating programs

The program is available to PhD students in the following Departments and faculties:

  • Divisions across the Dalla Lana School of Public Health
  • Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering (Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry)
  • Faculty of Arts and Science (Departments of Anthropology and Political Science)
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Law
  • Geography and Program in Planning
  • Institute of Medical Science
  • Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
  • Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Rehabilitation Sciences Institute
  • Rotman School of Management