The MA and PhD Program in Health (specialized field in Health Policy & Equity) emphasizes the analysis and promotion of equity in health through public policy action. It is directed at the societal causes of inequalities in health and the organization and delivery of health care and how public policy can redress these issues.

The program offers a comprehensive curriculum covering major scholarly perspectives. The structure and environment of the field encourage advanced research, new scholarship and opportunities to contribute to the discipline, enabling students to explore health policy in relation to equity and human rights perspectives.


Important Dates & Deadlines

Important Dates for Graduate Students


Health Scholarships and Awards Information Session for Graduate Students

Faculty of Graduate studies welcomes you to an information session on upcoming Scholarships and Awards opportunities.

Session 2
When: Monday, September 26 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: 280N York Lanes


Health Graduate & Postdoctoral Professional Skills (GPPS) Workshops

The GPPS Career Pathways and Options workshops offer graduate students and postdoctoral fellows support and resources for exploring the versatile career options open to graduates, discovering and communicating their skills and expertise, and planning for the future. We offer training and support tailored to a variety of career paths: the professoriate, academic administration and staff, business, entrepreneurship, non-profits, and government. (Click here for upcoming dates and registration).


Health Student Receives Knowledge Mobilization Internship & York U champions research mobilization through graduate experiential program

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Graduate Health MA student Mylini Saposan has received a Graduate Student Internship for 2016-17 with York’s Knowledge Mobilization Unit (KMb) in cooperation with Faculty of Graduate Studies.

The external partner is St Michael's Hospital's Centre for Ethical, Social and Cultural Risk wither her supervisor being Dr. Emma Richardson.

The opportunity at St. Michael’s Hospital will encourage Mylini to take a critical perspective in analyzing real and current issues affecting health quality both globally and locally. She will assist her team in developing a model for community engagement to be used as a resource for global health researchers to enable them to better adapt their research to local international contexts and facilitate greater community support. This opportunity provides her with an excellent example of evidence based development of programs that target deficiencies in the current system once they are uncovered through critical investigations.