Degree Requirements

PhD in Health Services Research - Basic Degree Requirements

Students must complete 24 tuition units if matriculating into the program without a Master's degree; 16 are required beyond a master's. 

Requirements for doctoral students in the Public Health program include:

  1. completion of a program of courses covering core areas of required expertise
  2. demonstration of proficiency in teaching
  3. synthesis of a core body of knowledge, evaluated via written examination
  4. demonstration of readiness to undertake original research, via oral presentation and defense of a written dissertation proposal (oral exam)
  5. completion and oral defense of a dissertation that makes an original contribution in the chosen field of study.

The methods for meeting these requirements may differ depending on the individual program of study.