The SPPH PhD in Population and Public Health is an advanced research degree that prepares graduates to become independent researchers and contribute to the development of health research in Canada and around the world. PhD students conduct research in a wide variety of topic areas related to population and public health, ranging from epidemiology to global health.
The Doctor of Philosophy program provides students with a strong foundation in population and public health research methods, including the core competencies for independent research. Students develop further knowledge and skills in their research area by completing a dissertation with the guidance of a faculty supervisor. SPPH Faculty are leaders in their fields who can connect students with world-class research and career development opportunities. Graduates of the SPPH PhD program continue their independent research work in a variety of positions, including as professors, government health officials, and leaders of private health organizations.