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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Applications

Admissions

The admission requirements for the EdD recognize professional educational practice as well as the possibility of course-based master’s degrees.

Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2022 entrance is Jan 15th, 2022.  
ALL application and supporting documentation must be submitted by this date.

Fees

Please see the university's tuition and fees page for current rates.  Doctorate programs at Ontario Tech are flat-free programs where students pay a set amount for each year.  For 2022-23, the anticipated fee is approximately $10,500 per year.

Requirements

EdD applicants may pursue admission under the general admission requirements for doctoral programs at Ontario Tech University. These are:

  • Completion of a research project or thesis-based master's level degree from a recognized institution in the same area of graduate study or a closely related subject
  • A minimum B+ average (GPA: 3.3 on a 4.3 scale)
  • Applicants’ educational professional practice will be considered in the admissions process
Course-Based Masters

EdD applicants may be admitted with a course-based master's level degree from a recognized institution in education or a closely related subject. Applicants who hold a course-based masters will be required to show evidence of their ability to:

  • Define a research question or problem
  • Devise a research design; and
  • Analyze and report research findings in an academically rigorous manner, such as a major academic paper

This evidence may include professional documents that demonstrate the ability to conduct and report on research at a graduate level.

Application Documents

To apply, applicants should prepare a portfolio consisting of all of the following:

  • A commitment from a thesis supervisor - review  Research Labs, Research Areas, and Faculty Research Profiles
  • A completed application form
  • One official or institution-certified copy of each previous undergraduate and graduate transcript
  • A photocopy of the applicant’s degree parchment(s)
  • Proof of English proficiency if the applicant’s first language is not English (see language requirement section below)
  • A two- to three-page statement of academic intent
  • A curriculum vitae (CV)
  • At least two letters of reference. Academic referees are preferred; however, non-academic referees’ letters will be considered.
  • A substantive writing sample. A sample of the applicant's MA thesis is optimal. However, a sample from any published work (with the applicant as the first author) would suffice if a thesis was not completed or pursued

All applicants will be required to identify a proposed thesis supervisor in the admissions process. Applicants should contact potential supervisors as part of the application process in order to assess whether there is appropriate support for their potential thesis research. The match between a students’ qualifications and area of interest, and the expertise of faculty available for supervision, are critical criteria for admission. The supervision topic areas available for each application cohort will be published on the Ontario Tech website where the faculty members available for supervision will be profiled.

To apply

Applications for admission to all graduate studies programs are submitted online. There are five steps you must go through to complete the application process.

See application process and requirements for step-by-step instructions.