McMaster University

McMaster University

PhD Program

HRM at the PhD level aims to prepare students for independent scholarly work that results in the creation of new knowledge relevant to enhancing the health of Canadians. Graduates possess advanced methodological skills that enable them to engage in a broad range of research investigations relevant to applied clinical and/or health systems issues.

Program objectives are achieved through a combination of

  • Formal course work
  • A comprehensive examination
  • Close interaction and collaboration with faculty members in different research environments
  • Independent research leading to a thesis

In their dissertation work, students undertake scholarly inquiry with particular emphasis on methodologic issues.

Students are expected to either:

  1. Develop new health research methods and/or analytic frameworks; or
  2. Apply existing ones to health care problems in a unique way.

PhD graduates are expected to assume leadership positions in health research methodology within academic as well as in the public and private sectors, and to contribute to the solution of clinical and health system problems nationally and beyond.


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