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Educational Studies - Language Acquisition, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #35 (QS) ,
The Ph.D. in Educational Studies prepares graduates for careers in a variety of education-related fields. The Ph.D.’s core areas are curriculum and literacy, cultural and international studies in education, educational leadership, and second-language education. 

About

The program has been designed to ensure flexibility, and students experience both multidisciplinary and discipline-specific research opportunities. The program begins with a set of common courses and proceeds to specialization through advanced course work and dissertation topics focused on areas of expertise that are supported by the research interests of current faculty members. 

Graduates find work as researchers, teachers, consultants, curriculum developers, and administrators in a wide range of settings, including universities, school boards, government agencies, and international NGOs.

Students must satisfy all program requirements for the Ph.D. in Educational Studies. The Ph.D. thesis must be on a topic relating to language acquisition, approved by the LAP committee.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    39 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Thesis
  • Proseminar in Education
  • Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination
  • Proseminar in Education
  • Ph.D. Colloquium
  • Language Acquisition Issues
  • Intermediate Statistics
  • Advanced Research Designs
  • Social Justice Issues in Second Language Education
  • Language Acquisition Issues
  • Intermediate Statistics 
  • Univariate/Multivariate Analysis 
  • Experimental Linguistics: Methods 
  • Advanced Statistics 
  • Textual Approaches to Research 
  • Interpretive Inquiry 

            English Language Requirements

            • Minimum required score:

              6.5

              The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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            • Minimum required score:

              86

              The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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            • Minimum required score:

              567

              The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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            Academic Requirements

            You need the following GPA score:

            Required score: 3

            Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

            Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

            • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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              The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

            General Requirements

            Admission requirements:
            • Online application and application fee
            • Transcripts
            • Letters of recommendation 
            • Personal statement
            • Writing sample/portfolio
            • A research supervisor
            • Study permits/student visas

            Tuition Fee

            • International

              19082 CAD/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 9541 CAD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
            • National

              4782 CAD/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 2391 CAD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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            Funding

            McGill University is committed to provide financial support for graduate education. Through Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) and other academic units, McGill is working to increase the number of student fellowships and scholarships, exploring new avenues for student support, and making it easier to disburse existing funds. Our competitive funding support offers, coupled with Montreal’s low cost of living, makes graduate studies at McGill a wise educational investment.

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