Tuition & funding
The PhD in the Individualized Program (INDI) gives you the opportunity to design your own research goals in areas not covered by existing graduate programs and explore topics outside the normal boundaries of research and creation. Under the mentorship of a supervisory committee, you will have access to resources across faculties, integrate concepts and methodologies from various disciplines, and develop innovative solutions to your most critical challenges. Join a diverse community of students and experience the best Montreal has to offer as a hub for innovation and culture. Benefit from a comprehensive set of research units in areas as diverse as game studies and design, preventative health and synthetic biology, and build a tailored program to find success in a variety of professional careers in and outside of academia.
Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 90 credits.
Please see the Individualized Program (INDI) Courses page for course descriptions.
credits of Coursework taken from doctoral-level studies INDI courses OR from any regularly scheduled graduate courses with permission of the INDI Director.
Students are required to complete a minimum of 9 credits in regularly scheduled graduate courses, including a research methodology seminar in their first or second year. The latter seminar explores methodological issues relevant to the principal area of the student's research. It is chosen in consultation with the student's principal supervisor from among the numerous courses in methodology offered by different departments at Concordia University.
• INDI 885 Doctoral Comprehensive Examination (3.00) • INDI 887 Doctoral Thesis Proposal (3.00) • INDI 890 Doctoral Research and Thesis (66.00)
Priority will be given to complete applications submitted by the deadline. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.
International students: Considering the waiting period involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply early and submit supporting documents prior to the deadline.
Tuition and fees of the program may depend on your student status, among other key factors. Estimate these costs based on the most common situations.
Funding packages are generally available for students in thesis-based programs. They come in the form of awards, teaching and research assistantships are offered at the time of admission to most students to allow them to focus on their research and studies. Research and thesis-based students are automatically considered for all entrance graduate awards when they apply to Concordia, provided they meet eligibility criteria. No separate application is required.
The Quebec and Canadian governments offer a number of competitive graduate scholarships. We encourage you to apply for these awards at the same time you are preparing your application.
Transform knowledge and creative expression through interdisciplinary research and research-creation by combining your areas of interest in the humanities, social sciences and fine arts.
Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture (CISSC)
Faculty of Arts & Science, Faculty of Fine Arts
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