Aging, Health and Well-being (PhD)

Create a healthy future for aging populations

By 2050, more than one-fifth of the global population will be over 60 years old.

The Faculty of Health offers the first collaborative PhD program in Canada with a focus on aging, health and well-being.

The doctoral program is an interdisciplinary platform to develop a broad understanding of the issues related to the health and well-being of our aging population. 

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Researchers in University of Waterloo's Faculty of Health are tackling some of the most pressing aging-related issues to improve quality of life for older adults today and refine health-care systems and policies for future generations.

Program overview and highlights

Areas of study and researchers

Admission and degree requirements

Application deadline: Feb 1

For admission in September 

Admission requirements: 

The Graduate Studies Academic Calendar contains the official degree requirements for the Aging, Health and Well-being programs in each of the departments.   

Considerations for international students before submitting an application: 

  • While the Faculty of Health at the University of Waterloo values international students in our graduate programs, we can only accept a small proportion of these students. 
  • Guaranteed funding packages may not be able to cover all tuition and living expenses incurred during a graduate program and students are encouraged to understand more about the cost of completing their graduate program before applying.