The Doctorate in Philosophy in Education (PhD) is the highest level of academic degree conferred by the university.

Research Profile

As of May 1, 2021, interested candidates will be able to choose one of the following two options to complete their program leading to the Doctorate in Philosophy in Education :


Specializations in the Faculty of Education are available in the Master’s of Art (M.A.) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) research programs. Specializations involve collaborations with other faculties, providing the study and research of a topic from multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives.

  • The Collaborative program in Feminist and Gender Studies at the master's level is designed for students from selected disciplines in arts, education, health sciences, law, social sciences, and counselling and spirituality (Saint Paul University), who have an interest in feminist and gender studies. The degree awarded is a master's degree in the primary program with a "specialization in Feminist and Gender Studies".
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Growing up in a Canadian context, I chose to become an educator in order to make a difference in the lives of learners who, like me, were seeking to better understand themselves. It was a natural curiosity and a growing desire to develop expertise in inclusion in the face of increasing ethno-cultural diversity that led me to pursue graduate studies. The support I received once admitted to the program and the opportunities to dialogue, engage, and carry out initiatives related to my research interests exceeded my expectations.
Elie Ndala, Doctoral candidate

Career Paths

Some of our doctorate graduates continue to become professors in universities, while others pursue their career in industries or in a government setting, based on research and innovation. Other employment opportunities are:

  • Researcher in national and international institutions
  • Educational policy developer
  • Program or Curriculum developer

A recent report from CIBC World Markets says a graduate degree in education is one of the highest paying degrees in Canada.