Through various activities, including coursework and practicum placements, Master’s students in the Collaborative Specialization in Global Health (CSGH) will reflect and learn about global health while connecting with global health communities at the School, the University of Toronto, the Greater Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada, and the rest of the world. Master’s CSGH students explore the complexities of global health scholarship and praxis, from a social determinants of health and population health perspective, as a means of developing a basic understanding of the political economy of global health, the linkages between local and global health challenges, ethical issues, and policy and program development.


Students who have already been accepted into a participating Master’s program at the University of Toronto can apply to the CSGH.

Application requirements for the CSGH:

  1. A personal statement, no longer than two pages, single spaced, describing your global-health related experiences – including coursework and independent research completed at the undergraduate and/or Masters levels, as well as professional and volunteer experiences – and how these experiences have prepared you for the collaborative Specialization in Global Health;
  2. A curriculum vitae;
  3. An academic writing sample (maximum 10 pages).

In one PDF file, please send this application cover sheet and additional materials (listed above) to by the application PhD student deadline (June 15th, 2018)


To complete the CSGH, Master’s students must fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Successfully complete CHL5700H – Global Public Health (0.5 FCE)
    CHL5700H is a foundational course exploring the theory, lessons and skills customarily considered central to global health and the ways in which these are embodied, enacted, and realized. It is an invitation to students to engage fundamental questions – both theoretical and applied – in the field of global health. The course prepares future researchers, educators, advocates, and practitioners to work across disciplinary/ professional boundaries as well as cultural ones.
  1. Depending on the requirements of their core Master’s programs, students in the CSGH will have to complete either a practicum placement, a major research paper, or a Master’s thesis that is related to global health.
  1. All students are strongly encouraged to participate in at least two global health events, conferences, symposia, activities etc. outside of class.
  1. Coursework-only master’s students (Engineering, Public Health, and Law only) must complete additional FCE in global health electives. Students in coursework only programs in Engineering (MEng) and Public Health (MScCH) must complete an additional 1.0 FCE in approved global health electives. Students in the coursework only Law Program (LLM) must complete an additional 1.5 FCE in approved global health electives.

Participating Programs/degrees

If your program/degree is not listed above but you have interest in participating please contact