Department of Public Health Sciences

Department of

Public Health Sciences


Public Health Sciences

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Doctoral students enter the program with a Primary Supervisor who is a member of the Department and has designated School of Graduate Studies and Departmental authority to supervise PhD candidates. At the time of acceptance into the program, the Primary Supervisor will have indicated a willingness to guide the student through the entire program, including course work, comprehensives and the thesis. The Primary Supervisor is also responsible for organizing funding for four years. The Primary Supervisor acts as a mentor and role model for the student, and encourages the intellectual development and critical judgment of the student through activities of critical thinking such as engagement in methodological discussions, review of manuscripts, journal reading, grant review and writing, etc. The School of Graduate Studies’ Guide to Graduate Supervision offers graduate students, faculty, and other departmental members the guidelines needed to foster productive working relationships between supervisors and graduate students.