Ph.D. Program 

Candidates interested in doctoral studies can apply for the PhD in Law. Our PhD is an advanced degree that leads to the preparation of a thesis under the supervision of a member of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

The goal of our doctoral program in Law is to develop autonomous academics and lawyers who will contribute to the advancement of knowledge in their particular field of law through the research they do during the program and thereafter.  The program is intended to foster an environment in which each student can acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for the successful completion of a thesis, including the design, development and implementation of a research framework and the mastery of those theoretical and methodological sources relevant to the field of research.

To learn more, we invite you to read about the degree requirements and law faculty who are members of the Office of the Vice-Provost Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies:

Members of the Office of the Vice-Provost Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

PhD in Law - Program Guidelines and Requirements-2017-18

Collaborative Ph.D. Programs 
Ph.D program in Population Health

The population health doctoral program is offered through a collaboration of five faculties: the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Telfer School of Management, and the Faculty of Law (Common Law Section). The program is administratively hosted by the Faculty of Health Sciences and governed by the general regulations of the Office of the Vice-Provost Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. This program is modeled on a framework that encompasses population health issues; determinants and causes of health illness inequities; and population health interventions, including programs, policies and resource distribution systems. Unique in Canada, this program draws on a wide range of disciplines, both basic and applied. It brings together the insights of social, biological, clinical, organizational, and political sciences, among others. It also draws on and combines the strengths of quantitative and qualitative methods. The transdisciplinary approach of the program recognizes the inherent complexity of many population health problems and the need to tackle these issues through both health and other sectors.

This doctoral program brings together expertise from Faculties, Research Centres and Institutes across the University.

The program is designed to meet the needs of a wide variety of candidates, such as health professionals and health administrators; demographers, epidemiologists and biostatisticians; social, behavioural and legal scholars; environmental scientists; and biologists with an interest in human population health. Students are encouraged to apply the science of their individual background disciplines to issues of population health. They acquire a broad knowledge of population health through courses and the comprehensive examination, and pursue in-depth study in an area of specialization within the population health framework. Students undertake their research in a range of settings (from local to global).

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