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McMaster launches new PhD in Global Health

Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery (MDCL) By Ruth Adair, March 13, 2020

McMaster University is launching a new PhD program in global health, slated to begin in September 2020. The doctoral program builds on the success of the innovative, international and transdisciplinary Master of Science in Global Health program and will strengthen McMaster’s existing partnership with Maastricht University in the Netherlands with a unique cotutelle agreement that provides an option for the PhD to be jointly recognized by both universities.

The program will enable increased research collaboration and opportunities across McMaster and Maastricht and, like the jointly offered MSc Global Health program, will prioritize experiential learning,  internationalization and innovation in higher education.

McMaster and Maastricht have been collaborating for more than a decade, launching the MSc Global program in 2010. Since then, the award-winning program has seen tremendous growth, with enrolment tripling in the last decade and institutional partnerships expanding to include seven partner universities across six continents. Together, these institutions form a higher education consortium working in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

"Right now, we are in the midst of a global health emergency, and we recognize that global health education is critical as we work together to tackle the most significant challenges of our times," explains Andrea Baumann, Associate V-P Global Health and director of the Global Health program.

“This cotutelle doctoral program is exciting for McMaster as it will further establish the university's position as an international leader in global health higher education with a deep commitment to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through collaborative efforts."

Learn more about the program