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Global Health

Global Health: Introduction

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

Public Health

Participating Degree Programs

Anthropology—MA, MSc, PhD
Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry—MASc, MEng, PhD
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), MScCH, PhD
Rehabilitation Science—MSc, PhD

Overview

The graduate programs listed above participate in the Collaborative Specialization in Global Health. 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 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 di​sciplinary 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 advan​ced research in global health.

Upon successful completion of the degree requirements​ of the participating home department and the collaborative specialization, students receive the notation “Completed Collaborative Specialization in Global Health” on their transcript and parchment.

Contact and Address

Web: www.dlsph.utoronto.ca/program/collaborative-specialization-in-global-health/
Email: ghoffice.dlpsh@utoronto.ca
Telephone: (416) 946-7909

Collaborative Specialization in Global Health
Office of Global Public Health Education and Training
Dalla Lana School of Public Health
University of Toronto
155 College Street
Toronto, Ontario M5T 3M7
Canada

Global Health: 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 departments before they may apply to the Collaborative Specialization 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.

  • Students must successfully complete the global health core course, CHL 5700H Global Public 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 Courses

CHL 5700H  Global Public 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: 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 departments before they may apply to the Collaborative Specialization in Global Health.

  • 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.

  • 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 the home department, 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 Committee.

Core Courses

​CHL 5701H Doctoral Seminar, Collaborative Specialization 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 1083H ​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 department. The elective must be approved by the collaborative specialization director.