Health Information ScienceDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Program ContactShelley Long (email@example.com)
Graduate Programs Assistant
Faculty of Information and Media Studies Western University FIMS & Nursing Building, Room 2020 London, Ontario N6A 5B9
The Doctoral Program in Health Information Science (PhD HIS) program is a research-intensive, joint graduate program with the Faculty of Health Sciences, designed for students who want to do independent original research in Health Information Science. The program consists of two required courses, the option to conduct Guided Reading courses or elective courses in the area of study, the passing of a comprehensive exam and completion and defence of a thesis.
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- 12 Terms
- Full-time study
Applicants are encouraged to apply for the following scholarships (if eligible):
- Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS)
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
- Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)
- Master’s degree from a program in Health Information Science, Health Sciences, Library and Information Science, Media Studies, Health Psychology, Sociology, Computer Science, or a related field appropriate to the interdisciplinary strength of the program.
- 78% overall average in the last two years of study.
English Language Proficiency
Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language:
- The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum acceptable score is 107 for the internet version. [Western's TOEFL ID is 0984].
- The International English Language Testing Service (IELTS). Minimum acceptable score is 8 out of 9.
- February 1 - Acceptance notification between late March and late April