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LEADERSHIP, HIGHER &  ADULT EDUCATION

Higher Education Program
Doctoral Degrees 


Doctoral Degrees in the Higher Education Program include:

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

The PhD program may be taken on either a full-time ora flexible-time basis. To be admitted on a flexible-time basis applicants normally should be active professionals who demonstrate connections between their professional work and their proposed course program, and between their professional work and their proposed thesis research.

Applicants who hold an MEd or other non-thesis master's degree must submit written evidence of their ability to define a research question or problem, to devise a research design, and to analyze and report research findings, all in an academically rigorous manner. This evidence may be an undergraduate or master’s thesis, long essays or papers written for master’s level courses, reports and studies written as part of employment, or other documents that demonstrate the applicant’s ability to conduct research at the doctoral level. This evidence must be submitted with the application.

Degree Requirements
a) a minimum of six half-courses beyond a relevant and acceptable MEd or MA In individual cases, students without a master’s degree in higher education but who have a closely related degree with work experience related to higher education may be admitted, but additional courses in Higher Education may be required. Normally these would include:
• LHA1803H – Recurring Issues in Post-secondary Education (which is a half course). Students who completed LHA1803H as part of their MEd or MA program must take one additional half-course in Higher Education
• at least two half-courses in Higher Education
• a half-course in research methodology approved by the faculty advisor
• two half-courses selected either in Higher Education or in another graduate program at OISE, or, with the approval of the faculty advisor, in another graduate department at the University of Toronto
b) a Doctoral Comprehensive Examination
c) thesis reporting the results of original research in postsecondary education

Further information is available from:
Professor Creso Sa, Program Coordinator
Telephone: 416-978-1206
E-mail: c.sa@utoronto.ca

PhD in Higher Education for Community College Leaders (CCL Cohort)

The PhD program in Higher Education is pleased to advise that a cohort designed for Community College Leaders is available to qualified applicants. The program has commenced in Summer 2015. A new cohort (“Community College Leadership Cohort” – CCL Cohort) is started every three or four years, depending upon the program’s doctoral thesis supervision capacity.

The CCL Cohort is designed to meet the needs of persons interested in leadership positions at community colleges and other higher education institutions (the primary audience is staff actively engaged in college work although a small number of those in public and private institutions could also be admitted). The Community College Leadership Cohort offers students the opportunity to improve their practice if they are already currently serving in a leadership position. If students are seeking a leadership position, the CCL Cohort provides the opportunity to develop the cognitive, emotional and interpersonal skills required for success in such appointments.

Students are admitted to the flex-time option of the Higher Education program and are subject to the requirements of this option. CCL Cohort students take most of their courses together in two consecutive summers (Summer Institutes) and weekend courses in the intervening fall and winter terms. Many of the courses are specially designed for the Cohort and focus on issues related to the community college.

In particular, topics dealt with include system organization, governance, mission, college functions, student characteristics and educational philosophy. Read more... 

For more information about the CCL Cohort, contact:
Leesa Wheelahan
Associate Professor and William G. Davis Chair in Community College Leadership
E-mail: leesa.wheelahan@utoronto.ca
Telephone: (416) 978-1217


DOCTOR OF EDUCATION

Please note that the EdD program is not accepting applications for 2018-2019 academic year.

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.

Applicants who hold an MEd or other non-thesis master's degree must submit written evidence of their ability to define a research question or problem, to devise a research design, and to analyze and report research findings, all in an academically rigorous manner. This evidence may be an undergraduate or master’s thesis, long essays or papers written for master’s level courses, reports and studies written as part of employment, or other documents that demonstrate the applicant’s ability to conduct research at the doctoral level. This evidence must be submitted with the application.

Degree Requirements
a) a minimum of eight half-courses beyond a relevant and acceptable MEd or MA. In individual cases, students without a master’s degree in higher education but who have a closely related degree with work experience related to higher education may be admitted, but additional courses in Higher Education may be required. Normally they would include:
• LHA1803H – Recurring Issues in Post-secondary Education (which is a half course). Students who completed LHA1803H as part of their MEd or MA program must take one additional half-course in Higher Education.
• at least two half-courses in Higher Education
• a half-course in research methodology approved by the faculty advisor
• two half-courses selected either in Higher Education or in another graduate program at OISE, or, with the approval of the faculty advisor, in another graduate department at the University of Toronto
• a supervised applied research practicum (equivalent to one half-course)
• a collaborative pro-seminar (equivalent to one half-course)
b) a Doctoral Comprehensive Examination
c) a thesis reporting the results of original research on an applied topic in post-secondary education