Candidates interested in applying to the Nova Scotia PhD Program in Educational Studies should meet the following admission requirements:
- Possess a Masters degree from a recognized university in education or in a related field of study;
- Normally, have completed a graduate thesis in a field related to their doctoral studies. Those applicants who have not completed a thesis are required to submit evidence of their ability to undertake research in education through the completion of a qualifying research paper of sufficient depth and scope to reflect their research competence;
- A minimum of A- or 80% average in his or her highest degree;
- A clearly conceptualized idea of an area of research or a research topic the applicant wishes to investigate in the doctoral program.
- Scholarly preparation to conduct research, normally including graduate level courses in quantitative and/or qualitative research methods and design.
- English language proficiency (IELTS 7.5-9.0 with no score less than 7.0 on any band)
Applicants provide evidence that they meet these admission requirements by providing the following as part of their application:
- A qualifying research paper if the applicant has not completed a graduate thesis;
- 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;
- An interview with a selection committee that is a subcommittee of the IDAC (if deemed necessary).
- Proof of English language proficiency (see English Language Proficiency Requirements)
Note: Qualified applicants will only be admitted if a suitable supervisor and program can be provided.
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