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Please note: additional supervisors may be available. Contact the program for more information.
Students in Community Health Sciences pursue solutions to complex problems in a wide range of big-picture health issues. This is one of the most diverse medicine programs offered by the University of Calgary, representing individual, family and population health in variety of healthcare, education and community settings. Students gain a strong foundation in core competencies in research and professional practice, with applied learning gained through interactions in clinical settings. Specializations touch on wide-ranging issues in community and population health and disease, health services, disabilities and more, preparing students for careers that require a deep understanding of - and the skills to act on - the many factors and relationships that affect community health.
Analyst; researcher; academic; rehabilitation/case/respite worker; consultant; recreation therapist; family outreach/advocacy; resource teacher; clinical trials biostatistician; epidemiologist; statistician; psychometrician; knowledge translation/prevention/development/health promotion specialist.
A PhD in community health sciences is usually considered a final degree; graduates may go on to pursue post-doctoral research.
Students are required to prepare a thesis and successfully defend in an open oral defense.
Two or more, depending on specialization and background
Four to five years full-time; six years maximum
A supervisor is required, and must agree to oversee the student's research before admission will be granted
A minimum of 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.
An MSc or equivalent from a recognized institution.
Note: When choosing your references, it is preferred that you choose individuals who are external to your supervisor.
Work and/or research experience related to your specialization of choice is highly recommended.
An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:
For admission on September 1:
Health Sciences Centre
Foothills Campus, University of Calgary
Calgary, ABT2N 4N1
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