The program is only offered on a full-time basis. It is not offered part-time.
No. Students are required to be on campus during their course work for at least the first two years of their program or until they have completed their candidacy examinations.
Generally no, however, the GRE may be accepted under certain circumstances. Please contact us for more information.
Yes. If the primary language of instruction was English, the TOEFL/IELTS exam can be waived at the discretion of the director of the PhD program.
Students are required to take a minimum of 12 courses.
Yes. Students are required to teach a minimum of two courses post-candidacy as part of the program.
Yes. A statement of interest allows the specialization area to decide if there is a fit between the applicant and a potential supervisor's research interests.
Between your first and second year, you will conduct a research project for course credit during the spring and summer sessions. Guided by your supervisor, you will design and implement a research project proposal. No two projects are the same but all involve a proposal, qualitative or quantitative research, a final paper submitted for internal publication and a presentation to faculty and fellow PhD students.
Yes. We cover tuition, provide $25,000 annually for four years, and offer generous annual travel support of up to $6,000, which allows students to attend up to three academic conferences per year. We also support students in pursuing other internal and external scholarship opportunities. Our PhD students have a proven track record of winning high profile national scholarships, such as Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Scholarship and Killam Doctoral Scholarship. More about other scholarship opportunities.
No. We encourage our students to seek out additional funding. Please see our scholarships and awards page for information on potential awards and grant opportunities.
Yes. We provide support to attend up to two conferences per year. The Faculty of Graduate Studies also offers travel grants for eligible applicants.