Through our program, students engage with the social science literatures and theories that are relevant to the study of health policy and health systems. They also develop knowledge of the policies and systems in their specialization (e.g., global health, public health, drug policy, etc.) as well as the methodological expertise required to analyze and conduct research and develop evidence.
In addition to required courses, students are expected to draw on (and in the case of PhD research, contribute to) an appropriate subset of the social science literatures and theories relevant to the study of health policy and health systems. MSc students must complete 6 half courses. PhD students must complete 10 half courses, of which one is their comprehensive examination course.