Nova Scotia Inter-University Doctoral Program in Educational Studies

Scholarship that makes a difference

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A uniquely Nova Scotian program offering exciting opportunities for PhD studies with Atlantic Canada’s finest educational scholars and researchers.

Three Nova Scotia universities have joined together to offer a world-class doctoral program that draws upon the collective resources of a renowned scholarly community.

The Nova Scotia PhD Program in Educational Studies helps talented scholars to develop rich knowledge and advanced research skills so important in today’s rapidly changing world.

This innovative and state-of-the-art program includes:

Graduates of the program are ideally placed to play leadership roles in a range of academic and professional organizations.


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PhD Application Package

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Comprehensive Portfolio Presentation


Student: Karen Hudson

Supervisor: Dr. Mary Jane Harkins

Date: Monday, June 24, 2024

Time: 4:30 P.M.



Student: Lisa Snider

Supervisor: Dr. Cornelia Schneider

Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Time: 2:00 P.M.



Student: Renee McKinstry

Supervisor: Dr. Michelle Forrest

Date: Thursday, June 27, 2024

Time: 2:00 P.M.



Dissertation Proposal & Dissertation Defense


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