Global Health

Global Health (U of T Global Scholar): Introduction

Lead Faculty of the Collaborative Specialization

Public Health

Participating Degree Programs

Anthropology — MA, MSc, PhD
Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry — MASc, MEng, PhD
Community Health — MScCH
Dentistry — MSc (thesis only), PhD
Geography — MA, MSc, PhD
Health Policy, Management and Evaluation — MSc (thesis only), PhD
Law — LLM, SJD
Management — PhD
Medical Science — PhD
Nursing Science — PhD
Pharmaceutical Sciences — MSc (thesis only), PhD
Planning — MScPl, PhD
Political Science — PhD
Public Health Sciences — MPH, MSc (thesis only), PhD
Rehabilitation Science — MSc, PhD

Overview

The graduate programs listed above participate in the Collaborative Specialization in Global Health (U of T Global Scholar). This specialization offers students collaborative and interdisciplinary graduate education and research opportunities in global health. Global health is viewed as an integrative construct that focuses on the inter-relationships between local, regional, national, and international factors influencing health and health equity and effective programs and policies that will address these factors.

The Collaborative Specialization in Global Health (U of T Global Scholar) enhances the student experience by exposing students to a broad base of faculty expertise and an opportunity to share research ideas and results from multiple disciplinary perspectives. This specialization signals the University's commitment to improving the well-being of people in Canada and around the world through higher education and advanced research in global health.

Upon successful completion of the degree requirements of the participating home graduate unit and the collaborative specialization, students will receive the notation “Completed Collaborative Specialization in Global Health (U of T Global Scholar)” on their transcript.

Students who complete the requirements of the Collaborative Specialization in Global Health are considered University of Toronto Global Scholars.

Contact and Address

Web: www.dlsph.utoronto.ca/institutes/centre-for-global-health
Email: globalhealth.dlsph@utoronto.ca
Telephone: (416) 946-7909

Collaborative Specialization in Global Health (U of T Global Scholar)
Centre for Global Public Health
Dalla Lana School of Public Health
University of Toronto
155 College Street, Room 400
Toronto, Ontario M5T 3M7
Canada

Global Health (U of T Global Scholar): Master's 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 specialization.

  • Applicants must be admitted to a master's program in one of the collaborating home graduate units before they may apply to the Collaborative Specialization in Global Health (U of T Global Scholar).

Specialization Requirements

  • Meet all the degree requirements of the School of Graduate Studies, the home graduate unit, and the Collaborative Specialization in Global Health (U of T Global Scholar).

  • Students must successfully complete the global health core course, CHL5700H Global Health (0.5 full-course equivalent [FCE]).

  • Depending on the requirements of their core master's programs, collaborative specialization students must complete either a practicum placement, a major research paper, or a master's thesis related to global health.

  • Master's students will be encouraged to participate in a series of shared co-curricular global health activities organized by the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and other participating graduate units.

  • 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.

Core Course

CHL5700H Global Health

Elective Courses

Students in coursework-only master’s programs must take additional global health electives as outlined above. The elective must be approved by the program director of the collaborative specialization.

Global Health (U of T Global Scholar): 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 specialization.

  • Applicants must be admitted to a doctoral program in one of the collaborating home graduate units before they may apply to the Collaborative Specialization in Global Health (U of T Global Scholar).

  • Applicants should have professional, academic, or volunteer experience in global health.

Specialization Requirements

  • Meet all the degree requirements of the School of Graduate Studies, the home graduate unit, and the Collaborative Specialization in Global Health (U of T Global Scholar).

  • Students must successfully complete:

    • The global health research seminar series CHL5701H (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: CHL5702H, CHL5704H, HAD5768H, NUR1038H, NUR1083H, or

      • 1.0 FCE: JCR1000Y.

    • One elective (0.5 FCE) from outside the home graduate unit, selected in consultation with the collaborative specialization director.

    • A thesis on an issue related to global health, to be approved by both the home unit and the Collaborative Specialization in Global Health Director (U of T Global Scholar).

Core Courses

CHL5701H
Doctoral Seminar, Collaborative Specialization in Global Health

Plus one of the following:

CHL5702H
History of International Health
CHL5704H
International Human Rights Law and Global Health: The Right to Health in Theory and Practice
HAD5768H
International Perspectives on Health Services Management
JCR1000Y
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Addressing Global Challenges
NUR1038H
Social Determinants of Health in a Global Context
NUR1083H
Comparative Politics of Health and Health Policy in a Globalizing World

Elective Courses

Students must take one global health elective from outside of their home graduate unit. The elective must be approved by the collaborative specialization director.