PhD in Educational Leadership & Policy

Are you looking to further advance your knowledge of educational leadership, policy, social diversity and change, particularly relating to PK-12 education? This program helps develop your capacity as a scholar who can understand, critique, and advance educational leadership and policy theories and who can successfully conduct advanced research to inform PK-12 education policy and 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, educational leadership, research
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 exam
Example courses
People and Power in Organizations (LHA3040H)
At least one research methods course