Our Doctorate of Philosophy in Education Studies challenges students to engage with foundational theories and focused areas of educational research. Through developing expertise in a specific field, candidates will also contribute to existing bodies of knowledge and extend the reach of research to influence theory, policy, and practice.
Our mission is to prepare school psychologists to create and use the knowledge of psychological science in ways that enhance the well-being of children, youth, and families in schools and communities. Our graduates have a deep interdisciplinary psychological understanding of the complex relationships cognition, teaching, and learning and the factors and conditions that influence the learning process and its outcomes. They are also highly knowledgeable about the interactional effects of cognition and affect on behavior and their impact on mental health and well-being in diverse populations.
Our graduates have the knowledge, skills, and competencies to apply these understandings to inform assessment and intervention practice in the social and material environments of schools and other settings. This program prepares graduates for registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.
Canada is now the most educated country in the world, according to a recent report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. Most of all, there are a lot of programs for international students.
The universities of Canada don't use a centralized system of undergraduate application so the students have to apply separately for each institution they want to attend. However, the most general procedures and requirements to get admission in Canada are: an application form, an official high school transcript or university transcript, CV which present your educational achievements, work or volonteer experience, and a letter of intent (LOI) that demonstrate personal and professional goals of the student and explains the interest of the applicant.
IELTS is most widely recognized and accepted English proficiency test in Canada. However, some universities accept TOEFL as an English test requirement. So you'll need to contact the university for the information about the test you have to provide and the score that you must obtain.
PhD students receive a funding package that includes the cost of annual tuition plus an additional $12,000. A portion of the funding package involves either a Research Assistantship (RA) or Departmental Teaching Assistantship (DTA) requiring 10 hours of work per week for 28 weeks (September to April) in the Faculty of Education. Details of the assignments are determined in consultation with students after they have formally accepted the offer of admission from the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. Taking on the role of RA or DTA provides students with crucial experience for their academic career after completion of the Ph.D.
The maximum term for funding is 4 (four) years or 12 (twelve) terms. Please note that those who win major financial awards (OGS, Tri-Council or other awards valued at $15,000 or more) will be responsible for their own tuition and ancillary fees.