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Take a PhD degree in Language & Literacies Education

Bring your ideas about language and literacy teaching and learning into focus.
Apply for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in the Language and Literacies Education Program.




Earn a PhD in Language and Literacies Education


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The LLE PhD degree is designed to provide rich opportunities for advanced study and research related to language and literacy education.

This program examines the relationships of literacies in language, and language in literacies, across communities, societies, instructional environments, and informal learning settings.

Please be advised that applications to the LLE PhD (full-time and Flexible-time) are closed for the 2020-21 academic year.

Please visit the Graduate Admissions page of the OISE Office of the Registrar and Student Services (ORSS) web site, in late summer/early fall, for updates on the 2021-22 application cycle, at https://www.oise.utoronto.ca/orss/Admissions/index.html


Intellectual Growth

Learn more about the field of language and literacies education.  Extend your expertise in your chosen research area.



Pursue your PhD full-time or choose the flexible-time degree which is designed for working professionals. Courses are offered year-round, with a variety of courses offered online.


World Renowned Faculty

Conduct research alongside leading scholars and researchers. Think ​about issues that matter in language and literacy education.