Global Health

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Lead Faculty

Public Health

Participating Degree Programs

Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry—PhD
Health Policy, Management and Evaluation—PhD
Medical Science—PhD
Nursing Science—PhD
Pharmaceutical Sciences—PhD
Political Science—PhD
Public Health Sciences—PhD
Rehabilitation Science—PhD


The graduate programs listed above participate in the Collaborative Doctoral Program in Global Health. This program offers doctoral students the opportunity to develop cooperative and interdisciplinary graduate education and research in global health. We view global health as an integrative construct that focuses on the inter-relationships between local, regional, national, and international factors influencing health and effective interventions and policies that will address these factors. This collaborative program enhances the student experience by offering a broad base of faculty expertise and an opportunity to share research ideas and results from multiple di​sciplinary perspectives.

The Collaborative Doctoral Program in Global Health signals the University's commitment to improving the well-being of people in Canada and around the world through higher education and advan​ced research in global health.

Student research is supervised by a member of the graduate faculty in the home unit. Normally, students in the collaborative program are supervised by a member of the collaborative program's core faculty, or have a core faculty member serve on the supervisory committee. The home unit shall recommend the granting of the degree. Upon successful completion of the doctoral degree requirements​ of the participating home department and the collaborative program, students receive the notation “Completed Collaborative Program in Global Health” on their transcript and parchment.

Contact and Address

Telephone: (416) 946-7909

Collaborative Doctoral Program in Global Health
Office of Global Public H​ealth Education and Training
Dalla Lana School of Public Health
University of Toronto
155 College Street, Room 400
Toronto, Ontario M5T 3M7


Doctoral Level

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must meet the admission requirements of both the home graduate program in which they are registered as well as the collaborative program.

  • Applicants must be admitted to a doctoral program in one of the home departments before they may apply to the Collaborative Doctoral Program in Global Health.

Program Requirements

  • Meet all the degree requirements of the School of Graduate Studies, the home graduate unit, and the Collaborative Doctoral Program in Global Health.

  • Students must successfully complete:

    • ​​​​The global health research seminar series CHL 5701H (0.5 full-course equivalent [FCE]) over two academic sessions. Students must attend all seminars offered during the two sessions.

    • One of the following courses:​

      • ​​​​​0.5 FCE: CHL 5702H, CHL 5704H, HAD 5768H, NUR 1038H, NUR 1083H, or

      • 1.0 FCE: JCR 1000Y.

    • One elective (0.5 FCE) from outside of the home department, selected in consultation with the Director.​

    • A thesis on an issue related to global health, to be approved by both the home unit and the Collaborative Program Committee.

Course List​

Core Courses

CHL 5701H Doctoral Seminar, Collaborative Program in Global Health

​Plus one of the following:

CHL 5702H History of Intern​ational Health
CHL 5704H International Human Rights Law and Global Health
HAD 5768H International Perspectives on Health Services Management
JCR 1000Y An Interdisciplinary Approach to Addressing Global Challenges​​​
NUR 1038H Social Determinants of Health in a Global Context: Theories and Methods
NUR 1083HComparative Politics of Health and Health Policy in a Globalizing World​

​Elective Courses

Students must take one global health elective from outside of their home department. The elective must be approved by the Program Director.