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

Higher Education (Ed.D.)

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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:Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Description:The Higher Education Group (HEG) is Canada's leading centre for graduate studies and research in the field of higher education. Founded by the University of Toronto in 1969, the HEG has been the academic home for many of the leading scholars in the field of Canadian higher education. The Higher Education Group specializes in the study of universities, community colleges, and other post secondary institutions, the relationship between these institutions and the broader society in which they operate, and the nature of what takes place inside these institutions. The study of higher education embraces critical examination, both historical and contemporary, of phenomena related to tertiary-level education, particularly tertiary-level institutions and systems in Canada. While all students obtain a basic understanding of Canadian higher education, many also choose to learn about higher education from an international, comparative perspective. As well, the HEG offers a Masters of Education (M.Ed.) degree specializing in Health Professional Education, and a Flexible (Ph.D.) degree for working professionals.

The EdD degree program may be taken either full-time or part-time. In either case, however, a minimum of one year of full-time study is required. The year of full-time study does not have to be contiguous.
URL:Higher Education (Ed.D.) at University of Toronto: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education - Graduate Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Cost per year:*
International: $33,110
Careers:Administrators - Post-Secondary Education and Vocational TrainingAdministrators in Education - Elementary and Secondary EducationSchool Principals

Admission Requirements


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

    Relevant and acceptable MEd or MA. In individual cases, students with a highly relevant master’s degree or other equivalent graduate degree may be admitted, but additional courses in Higher Education will be required.

    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Statement of Research Interests

    * 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