This page outlines the information you'll need to apply to the Health Policy PhD program. Please also contact the program directly for additional information. Applications for the Health Policy PhD program for the 2023-24 academic year are now OPEN. The deadline to submit an application is January 21, 2023. You can access the application portal here.
Please note there is only one admission cycle per academic year, which runs from September to August. Applicant documents are processed throughout December to February, with results typically finalized between March to May of each year.
To listen to the recording of the virtual Open House previously held on Oct 19th, 2022 click here. Presentation slides from the Open House can also be viewed here.
Admission into the PhD program requires:
You should identify a potential faculty supervisor and contact supervisor(s) of choice well in advance of applying to the program. This is important to establish that there is mutual interest in a supervisory relationship, to ensure that the faculty member is currently inviting new doctoral students, to get a preliminary assessment of your preparation and relevance of previously completed graduate coursework toward some curriculum requirements for the
An online application must be completed through the School of Graduate Studies at McMaster University. You can access the application here. You will be asked to submit the following support documents (do not upload additional documents not on this list):
Please ensure to upload your application materials electronically. Hard copy items that are being sent by surface mail, courier, or hand-delivered, can be sent to the following address:
Admissions, Health Policy
McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, CRL-201
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1, Canada
We regret that forms and supporting materials cannot be returned.
Prospective students should ensure that their application materials have been received by periodically reviewing the checklist, as applications will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee only when your file is complete. Applications received after the deadline may be reviewed, space permitting but will have a lower chance of acceptance and be less competitive for scholarship or fellowship funding. Post-Degree applicants must follow the same online application procedure as listed above and will be informed if space is available once after all