PhD - Educational Studies

The Ph.D. in Educational Studies provides an integrative perspective on education by drawing on a range of related disciplines and research orientations. Students develop scholarly and innovative expertise in at least one of three contexts of inquiry and awareness of all three: a) the broad context of culture and society; b) the international, national, and local contexts of educational leadership and policy studies; and c) the more specific contexts of schools and other sites of teaching and learning. Students begin with a set of common core courses and proceed to specialization through advanced coursework and dissertation topics focused on areas of expertise that are supported by the research interests of current faculty members.

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         For students STARTING in fall 2015                             For students PRIOR to Fall 2015


Research & Thesis Submission

Candidacy Paper Description

DISE ABDUL Awards Policy Statement

Dissertation Proposal Description

Thesis Guidelines and Submission

Additional Thesis Submission Information (Graduate Studies)


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Role of the Doctoral Advisory Committee (DAC)?

Funding Facts for Doctoral Students

Working at McGill

Information on Tuition and Fees



Forms for Leaves, Program Changes, Withdrawal, Re-instatement, Re-admission etc 

(See under "For students in Graduate Programs")

Independent Reading Course Contract

Independent Reading Course Contract - The Art of Teaching in Higher Education

Supervisor / Committee Members Confirmation Form

Change of Supervision Form

Change of Committee Membership Form

PhD Candidacy Papers Form

PhD Dissertation Proposal Completion Form

PhD Progress Report Form

GREAT Application Form


Orientation PowerPoint Presentation


Contact Info:

michael lariviere – PhD Graduate Program Coordinator
michael.lariviere [at]
514-398-4527 Ext. 09133

Dr Marta Kobiela– PhD Graduate Program Director
marta.kobiela [at]

Program information is organized for two distinct groups:

Prospective Students Currently Registered