Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies

Education (PhD)

Program Information

School:Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies
Faculty:Faculty of Arts and Science
Degree:Doctorate
Field of Study:Education, General
Description:The Ph.D. in Education is a research degree that prepares students for positions in academia, educational leadership, research, policy formulation, and consulting.

Our program exposes students to four key branches of the field of education: applied linguistics, child studies, educational studies, and educational technology.
URL:Education (PhD) at Concordia University - School of Graduate Studies
Areas of Research:The program offers four areas of specialization: Applied Linguistics, Child Study, Educational Studies, and Educational Technology. With a primary focus in one of the four areas of specialization, a student can combine other areas of concentration to build a cross-disciplinary and multi-method research project.
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $12,375

Approximate total program costs in Canadian dollars (based on 2016-2017 rates). Amounts include tuition, compulsory fees, health and dental plan as well as international health insurance.


These are estimations of tuition fees for students enrolled in a fall term and who complete all degree requirements in 8 consecutive terms (90-credit doctoral programs).

To estimate the cost of your education at Concordia and learn how tuition fees are calculated visit, concordia.ca/tuitionandfees

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 577] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.0]

A completed Application Form and $100 (CDN) application fee payable by valid credit card; Three letters of reference (preferably academic, one of which normally should be from the student’s MA supervisor); Official transcripts from all previous institutions of higher education (if the transcript is not in English or French, a certified translation must also be submitted); A detailed statement of purpose outlining research goals and the main area of concentration within the doctoral program. This statement must also describe how this program will address the stated research goals. To this end, applicants are advised to consult the list of full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty members and relate their goals to the research interests cited there. Canadian citizens and landed immigrants must supply proof of their status in Canada (i.e., copy of a birth certificate, immigration papers); International Students whose first language is neither English nor French must also include an official record of one of the following: iBTOEFL (90+), or paper based TOEFL (577+), or IELTS (7.0+); Permanent residents whose first language is neither English nor French must pass an English placement test and attain the level of ENGL 212 or higher. These tests are administered through Concordia’s English Department. All applicants must also submit a sample of their written scholarly work in English or French, for example, a chapter from a M.A. thesis or a research paper.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 28, 2017

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