MA - Health
This program focuses on the exploration of health policy in relation to equity and international perspectives. The MA and PhD in Health will stress the achievement of equity in health through policies that are directed at the social causes of inequity in health and the organization and delivery of health care.
The MA and PhD Program in Health (specialized field in Health Policy & Equity) emphasizes equity in health through policies that are directed at the social causes of inequality in health and the organization and delivery of health care.
Health equity is explored through a range of theoretical, empirical, interdisciplinary, and experiential orientations, supported by York’s thematic strength in social justice. Health equity issues is dealt with at the local, national and international level incorporating developing nations. The program is interdisciplinary, Incorporating perspectives from political science, law, economics, sociology, history, and ethics.
Students develop a strong theoretical foundation to critically analyze the political and economic forces that shape the quality of various determinants of health and be able to undertake research in the social and economic dynamics that underlie health inequities at global and local levels, including those of human rights. Moreover, students master the principles of qualitative and quantitative social science research designed to address health policy & equity issues. In pursuing their interests, students have the opportunity to link into existing faculty research.
Both MA and PhD Program in Health can be pursued on either full-time or part-time basis. The minimum and maximum program time limit for both programs is outlined as below (note: 3 terms = 1 academic year running from September to August.)
International Student Requirements:
Refer to the international credentials information for your country.