The PhD in Education will give you advanced knowledge of the qualitative and quantitative methods used in educational research. You will examine the disciplinary links between childhood and adult education and strengthen your understanding of underlying educational philosophies. Our program provides a solid foundation from which to pursue research across disciplines and orientations. Our faculty members specialize in four major subfields: applied linguistics, child studies, educational studies and educational technology. Graduate students have exclusive use of our state-of-the-art facilities, including personalized research spaces, computer workstations and a media development lab. Along with a growing number of students and faculty you will be contributing to cutting-edge research in education and the civic life of the department.
MA in Education, Applied Linguistics, Child Studies, Educational Studies, or Educational Technology, with high standing, from an accredited university.
Applicants with a Master's degree in a related field or discipline, such as psychology, sociology, anthropology, adult education, and human resource development, are considered.
Applicants from other disciplines might be offered conditional admission which may include fulfilling prerequisite courses.
Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.
Note: Applicants to the PhD in Education do not choose a supervisor as part of the application process. Instead, we assign an interim supervisor and committee to accepted students, who guide the student through their comprehensive exams. At that point—with full knowledge of our faculty—students choose a dissertation committee and supervisor.
Please be advised that Concordia University does not process admissions or fee payments through third parties for our degree programs.
All applicants are advised to ensure that they are communicating directly with the university for admissions and fee payments.