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

The process of acquiring your doctorate is one of the most valuable training in creativity, critical inquiry, negotiation skills and professionalism. By earning your PhD degree, you gain transferrable skills in any career path you choose and employers will want to benefit from your research competencies.

Our professors are involved in many research projects and our Program Directors are active participants in the community

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 :

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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.