Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Advancing health research in Canada and the world

The UBC School of Population and Public Health Doctor of Philosophy aims to equip graduates with the skills necessary to contribute to the population and public health research community. We provide a research intensive learning environment tailored to help you achieve your career and academic aspirations.

We can offer you exposure to faculty who are leaders in their field, a diversity of areas of focus for your thesis, close connections with health stakeholders, strong grounding in research methods used in public health, and a thriving student community on a beautiful campus.

If you see yourself conducting advanced health research that will contribute new knowledge and understanding, if leading a team to perform independent investigation inspires you, and if teaching others how to investigate, interpret and analyze this research feels right, then the Doctor of Philosophy may be the degree for you.
  • How to Apply

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    Program Details

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  • Current Students

    Read about aspects of the PhD including the comprehensive exam, thesis and screening panel, and opportunities beyond courses.