Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree is research intensive and offers opportunities for specialized research in areas such as psychology, health and fitness, epidemiology, biomechanics, neuroscience, physiology, nutrition and immunology. Further information on faculty members’ specific research areas within these fields is located in the Faculty section of this site.
Psychology Doctoral Diploma
Students in the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program within the health psychology area have the option of applying for the Health Psychology Doctoral Diploma Program. Health psychology research at York University spans a broad range of topics across the human lifespan, including cancer care, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, eating disorders, HIV/AIDS, pain, stress and coping.
Neuroscience Graduate Diploma
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students within the neuroscience area have the option of applying for the Neuroscience Graduate Diploma. This program provides additional specialized training on the function of the nervous system, ranging from the molecular level up to neural systems and behaviour, through selected courses and a seminar series. Further details on how to apply see Neuroscience at York
Candidates for the doctoral degree will be required to complete the following, in addition to the regulations of the Faculty of Graduate Studies pertaining to all Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees: