Public Health Policy

The Collaborative Program in Public Health Policy provides students with exemplary training in public health policy, which fosters synergies and cross-disciplinary learning. It gives students the capacity to engage in current events and contribute to the development, refinement, and evaluation of policies to address society's pressing and emerging public health priorities.

The collaborative program is cross-disciplinary, bringing together a broad range of disciplines, substantive foci, and theoretical and methodological underpinnings, to synergistically build an engaged community of practice of students and faculty focused on public health policy. It contributes to the creation of the next generation of public health policy research leaders and creative agents for change, able to address current health issues and challenges.

Through the direction of the stellar team of academics and policy-makers associated with the collaborative program, students are provided with real-world skills to address the complex and demanding task of public health policy-making (including insight into a wide array of legislative and regulatory interventions, administrative practices, financing and funding decisions, and various forms of soft law, such as guidelines and informal processes) which operate at the international, federal, provincial, and municipal levels in ways that are both cross-jurisdictional and cross-sectoral.

Upon successful completion of the degree requirements of the participating home department and the collaborative program, students receive the notation “Completed Collaborative Program in Public Health Policy" on their transcript and parchment.​

Degrees Offered

Exercise Sciences – MSc, PhD
Health Administration – MHSc
Health Policy, Management and Evaluation – MSc, PhD
Nutritional Sciences – MSc, PhD
Public Health Sciences – MPH, MSc, PhD
Public Policy – MPP

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