Master of Arts (MA), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
The Graduate Program in Health is an exciting learning environment that focuses on real-world and applied research questions related to health. It is theoretically informed and research-based. The program examines the effects of health systems, services, issues, laws, policies, practices, norms, organizations, and decision-making on health outcomes that are often inequitable. The program emphasizes how societal, economic, political, organizational, and cultural processes influence health.
Our Theoretical Foundation
Variety of theoretical and conceptual approaches
Interdisciplinary, Social Determinants approach
Equity & Social Justice orientation
Focus on individual, organizational, health system and societal outcomes
Dr. Matthias Hoben
Quality of life of older adults living with dementia and of their family/friend caregivers; quality of work-life of paid continuing care staff; knowledge translation, implementation, and improvement research across the continuum of older adult care (home and community care
I completed my PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Graduate Program in Health at York University and both experiences were incredibly rewarding. I was privileged to work with leading Health Equity scholars and participate in their research. My colleagues came from a variety of disciplines, which made for interesting classroom discussions and some lasting friendships. The education and training I received at York was exceptional and prepared me well for my academic career.
— Julia Brassolotto
The Graduate Program in Health at York is an exciting environment to pursue innovative, socially engaging, career-ready education. Contact our Graduate Program Assistant to learn more.