Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

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Health Sciences

Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

Field of Study:Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $8,455
National: $8,883


The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Health Sciences provides in-depth, advanced learning and hands-on, interdisciplinary research in health sciences in new, state-of-the-art facilities. Students develop a deep appreciation for, and understanding of, the complexities of health problems and solutions through an extensive health research thesis and through core courses developed to explore interdisciplinary health topics, health science communication, grant writing and ethics. This program is designed to meet a growing need for interdisciplinary health research, and advanced skills in knowledge translation and handling comprehensive datasets. The interdisciplinary nature of the program ensures research theses span health disciplines, are informed by expert faculty and external partners across health sectors and fields of research, and that and that knowledge is communicated to stakeholders across scientific and broader health communities.


Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Portfolio
The normal requirement for admission into the Ph.D. program is an M.Sc. degree in a relevant field. Students who are in the Health Sciences M.Sc. program may be admitted to the Ph.D. program if they show outstanding academic performance and demonstrate significant promise for advanced research, upon recommendation of the student’s Graduate Advisory Committee and approval by the Graduate Advisor.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on September 01, 2022