Ph.D. Program

20 Years Joint PhD Educational Studies

Online applications for the 2024 Academic Year are now being accepted. 

Note that the Joint Ph.D. in Educational Studies Office of the Secretariat will be housed at the University of Windsor for the next five years. All applications (home university choice of Brock University, Lakehead University, or the University of Windsor) will be initially processed through the University of Windsor online application system. > Apply Here.

The application deadline for the 2024 Academic Year will be November 15, 2023

Please refer to the official website for the Joint Ph.D. in Educational Studies Program External Link for current information regarding admission requirements, program information, required application templates, application deadlines, procedures and forms, etc.

The Joint Ph.D. in Educational Studies is offered by Brock University, Lakehead University, and the University of Windsor. The Faculty of Education, University of Windsor, invites students to complete the Joint Ph.D. in Educational Studies degree in one of three Areas of Specialization:

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

We are committed to methodological advances in educational research and the integration of theory and practice. We nurture our students as developing scholars and leaders in faculties of education, school systems, and other institutional settings, thereby contributing to the growth of research and scholarship in Canada and internationally. We promote professional development through collaboration among scholars, practitioners, educational institutions, and faculties of education, thus fostering links between schools and universities, and promoting partnerships locally, nationally, and internationally. We are committed to excellence in our students and faculty and to producing graduates who are life long learners.

Program Highlights

  • Individualized plan of study
  • Multiple approaches to course delivery
  • Site-based, rotation across home universities
  • Distance Education (computer literacy required)
  • Inter-university teams of instructors and supervisory committees
  • Comprehensive portfolio - an innovative personalized approach to comprehensive examinations
  • Unique opportunities for collaboration and networking

For information about tution and funding, please reference the Faculty of Graduate Studies funding page.  For example, the link below provides information regarding the Vanier Scholarship to which both Domestic and International students can apply for if eligible.

News Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) program helps Canada‚Äôs institutions attract highly qualified doctoral students

Joint Ph.D. Program Facebook Page External Link is also available.