Public Health and Health Systems - PhD (Work and Health) at Waterloo

At a glance

Note: The School of Public Health and Health Systems is not currently accepting applications for the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Public Health and Health Systems - Work and Health program.

Application deadline

  • January 15, 2021 (for admission in September 2021)

Study options

  • Thesis

Minimum admission requirements

  • Normally a Master's degree with a minimum 75% average in a field that is relevant to the area of work and health (normally kinesiology, recreation and leisure studies or health studies and gerontology, but other degrees in life, behavioural and social sciences could be suitable as well).
  • Submit a letter indicating reasons for pursuing graduate studies and a written statement outlining research interests.
  • Three academic references 
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable. TOEFL 100 (writing 26, speaking 26), IELTS 7.5 (writing 7.0, speaking 7.0)
    • School of Public Health and Health Systems does not consider international applications whose English language proficiency scores fall below the minimum requirements

Approximate tuition, fees, and living costs

  • Canadian and permanent resident students, full-time: $2,254.00 tuition and $470.90 incidental fees per term (as of January 2020)
  • International students, full-time: $6,972.00 tuition and $682.90 incidental fees per term (as of January 2020)
  • Study and living costs