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PhD - Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies (Joint Program) Brock University




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Course info


The Joint PhD in Educational Studies is offered by Lakehead University, the University of Windsor and Brock University. In bringing together a high number of qualified faculty with a broad spectrum of expertise and research interests, the program provides enhanced opportunities for depth and breadth in supervisory expertise. As well, it provides opportunities in generating new knowledge and directions in research. With a focus on nurturing students as developing scholars and leaders we promote professional development through collaboration fostering links between schools and universities, and promote partnerships locally, nationally, and internationally.

Program Highlights

  • Individualized plan of study
  • Inter-university teams of instructors and supervisory committees
  • Full-time and part-time study (with residency requirements)
  • Face-to-face and web-based instruction
  • Collaboration across universities
  • Comprehensive portfolio - an innovative personalized approach to comprehensive examinations


  • Educational Leadership and Public Policy
  • Social/Cultural/Political Contexts of Education
  • Cognition and Learning

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study PhD - Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies (Joint Program).

Full Time (6 years)

Tuition fees

CAN $7,933.26 per term




Brock University

St. Catharines Campus,

1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way,


Ontario (ON),

L2S 3A1, Canada

Entry requirement for international students

Admissions for this program are currently administered by Lakehead University.

Completion of a undergraduate degree followed by a Master’s degree in education with A standing;

A graduate degree in another discipline:

  • May be considered if academic suitability can be demonstrated
  • May be required to take additional course work, either prior to entry into the program or concurrent with program course work

Research competence is demonstrated by the completion of Master's thesis

Equivalent evidence of research capacity is required if a thesis has not been completed.

English proficiency can be demonstrated in one of the following ways:

  • A minimum score of 7.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), with no individual sub-category score less than 6.5
  • A minimum score of 100 on the Internet Based Test (iBT) version of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), including a minimum score of 27 in the Written component and a minimum score of 27 in the Reading component.
  • A minimum score of 60 (Brock & Lakehead Universities) and 70 (University of Windsor) on the Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) examination.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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