Acadia University - Division of Research and Graduate Studies

Division of Research and Graduate Studies
214 Horton Hall, 18 University Avenue
Wolfville, NS
Canada B4P 2R6

Educational Studies

Program Information
Faculty: Research and Graduate Studies
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Educational Evaluation and Research
Description The Ph.D. in Educational Studies is offered in a collaborative partnership with Mount Saint Vincent University, Acadia University and St. Francis Xavier University. The research-oriented doctoral program is jointly administrated by the Inter-University Doctoral Administrative Committee (IDAC). Applicants are admitted to one university and graduate from that Home Institution of Record. Doctoral students can focus their studies on one or more of six interrelated themes: curriculum studies, educational foundations and leadership, inclusive education, lifelong learning, literacies, and the psychological aspects of education. These themes reflect current faculty research strengths and ongoing educational studies issues. Doctoral students who are teachers may concurrently anchor their studies in their ‘teachable subjects’. Applicants are encouraged to review the research interests of education faculty members at all three participating universities, available at their respective websites, as well as the research interests of other faculty members.
Website: Educational Studies at Acadia University - Division of Research and Graduate Studies
Thesis Based? Yes
Cost per year:
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 80
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
Evidence of scholarly preparation to conduct research, normally including graduate level courses in quantitative and/or qualitative research methods and design. Three letters of reference, normally including two academic and one professional. A recent curriculum vitae indicating current initiatives in education and any academic, scholarly work to date. A letter of intent indicating a proposed area of study from among the six interrelated themes of educational studies.

* 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.

Last Updated: August 13, 2016