PhD Degree Program

The PhD is awarded in recognition of the highest degree of creative scholarship and research in a specific field of study. The recipient of this degree must have demonstrated proficiency in a broad area of learning, the ability to critically evaluate work in the field and high scholarly attainment. The degree is not awarded solely for completing a prescribed number of courses or for having studied for any specific period, but for having undertaken and completed independent work in the area of study leading to original and significant contribution to knowledge.

The PhD in Education is designed to prepare educational leaders with knowledge and expertise in educational theory and practice, and more specialized knowledge in one of the following areas:

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Leadership
  • Educational Psychology
  • Adult Education

7 course PhD Program Route PDF (not available to new students)

6 course PhD Program Route - Effective Fall 2019 PDF


FGSR Online Application Process

The application deadline for the PhD in Education program is once a year, February 15 for admission into the Fall term. In addition to the Faculty of Education's application requirements all applicants must also meet the admission standards of the Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research (FGSR). Admission is ALWAYS subject to availability of space and supervision.

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