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Ph.D in Global Health

Program at a Glance 

Global health promotes equity in health and addresses current and future global health issues in innovative and multidisciplinary ways. The doctoral program in Global Health at McMaster University focuses on the ideas, concepts, and topics that are evolving in the field, with an aim to propel innovative research and solutions to emerging challenges.

Building on the award-winning Master of Science in Global Health (2016 CBIE Panorama Award recipient for Outstanding International Education Program), the doctoral program encourages independent and original thought, and the application of rigorous methods to the creation of new scholarly research. Students have the option to complete a cotutelle, which enables them to work towards a PhD that is jointly awarded by both McMaster University and Maastricht University, our partner institution in The Netherlands.

Ph.D of Global Health Program Website:

How to Apply 

Admission requirements and application instructions are available on the Ph.D of Global Health Program Website:

Applications are accepted from November 14th, 2022 until February 15th, 2023.

More Information 

For more information on the Ph.D program please contact the IHLL office at or contact the program directly.

Indigenous Applicants 

Indigenous participation in the Ph.D in Global Health Program is important. To ensure equitable admissions we have a facilitated admissions process for First Nations, Inuit and Métis applicants.  In accordance with the Self-Identification policy of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) applicants who wish to apply through this stream must complete the supplementary Self-identification Application. Information on the policy, application requirements and the online application can be found at: Facilitated Indigenous Admissions Program (FIAP)

Applicants who wish to be considered under the Indigenous application process must submit completed Facilitated Indigenous Admissions Program (FIAP): Self-Identification Applications by February 15th, 2023.