University of Toronto: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education - Graduate Studies

Adult Education and Community Development (PhD)

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Program Information

School:University of Toronto: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education - Graduate Studies
Faculty:Leadership, Higher and Adult Education
Field of Study:Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Family and Community Services
Description:We are one of the largest and oldest graduate programs in Adult Education, and we enjoy an international reputation for our critical and interdisciplinary approach to the field. Our multi-disciplinary program develops community capacities and mobilizes leaders and organizations concerned with justice, equality and sustainability. As such, the program offers courses in four broad areas of emphasis designed to demonstrate the range of learning available to students.

Our program structure ensures excellence in student experience by ensuring exposure to both the breadth of the field and providing students with the opportunity to develop an in-depth focus. The program is one of a kind in combining adult education with community development, giving it a mandate that emphasizes enhancing ties to external communities, both locally and globally. The PhD degree program is designed to provide opportunities for advanced study in the theoretical foundations of adult education and community development and in the application of such knowledge to practice. The Adult Education and Community Development program offers both full-time and flexible-time PhD options.
URL:Adult Education and Community Development (PhD) at University of Toronto: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education - Graduate Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Cost per year:*
International: $33,110
Careers:Community and Social Service Workers

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    An appropriate master's degree from a recognized university in a relevant discipline or professional program, with a minimum standing equivalent to a University of Toronto B+.

    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    Note: Doctoral applicants who hold master's degrees based wholly on coursework must complete an independent research study or Qualifying Research Paper (QRP) in lieu of a thesis.

    * 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 January 25, 2018