University of Toronto - Faculty of Medicine

Faculty of Medicine
Office of the Registrar, Medical Sciences Building, Room 2306, 1 King's College Circle
Toronto, ON
Canada M5S 1A8

Health and Behavioural Sciences

Program Information
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Behavioral Sciences
Description The Health and Behavioural Sciences (HBS) specialization is unique in Canada. It uses research methods and theories to understand individuals, behaviour, and the social context in relation to health, illness and health care. It focuses on contemporary problems, and has an action framework that is expressed through an integration of theory and basic or applied research. This specialization is one of several within the Dalla Lana School of Public Health where graduate students focus on a defined area. The curriculum is designed to give students an opportunity to work with faculty who are interested in individuals, their behaviors and their social environments. Students have an opportunity to work on unique and exciting research projects being conducted by their supervisors or to develop their own. Students completing the PhD degree program specializing in Health and Behavioural Sciences can expect to gain training that will allow them to become independent researchers. The HBS specialization encourages participation in a variety of interdisciplinary graduate University of Toronto Collaborative Programs. See Collaborative Programs.
Website: Health and Behavioural Sciences at University of Toronto - Faculty of Medicine
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 80
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 237] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 93]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: July 28, 2012