PhD in Adult Education & Community Development

Are you committed to social justice and activism and hoping to teach from a cutting-edge radical perspective at universities or elsewhere? This program provides opportunities for advanced study in the theoretical foundations of adult education and community development and in the application of such knowledge to practice.

Study options
Flexible-time option (PhD)

Designed for practicing professionals, the flexible-time PhD option enables students to continue working while pursuing their studies. Flexible-time students are self-funded. Learn more.

Program length
4 years, 6 years flexible-time
Example career pathways
Academia; education, training, policy and research careers in community development, social economy, the private sector and more.
Funding details

OISE offers a OISE Graduate Funding Package to students in their first four years of a PhD program, excluding the flexible-time PhD.

OISE's Graduate Funding Package covers the cost of tuition and helps offset other living expenses. Last year, awards averaged around $25,000 per eligible student.

Basic program requirements
6 half courses
Comprehensive requirement
Example courses
Doctoral Thesis Seminar (LHA3102H)
At least one research methods course