Ph.D. On Campus

Educational Studies - Mathematics and Science Education

McGill University

36 months
20972 CAD/year
5602 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Ph.D. in Educational Studies - Mathematics and Science Education at the McGill University 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.


The Educational Studies - Mathematics and Science Education program at the McGill University 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. 

The programme

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.

This Ph.D. concentration emphasizes research in mathematics and science education, including a specific focus on teacher education in the area of math and science. Graduates will gain sufficient research experience to conduct empirical research in math and science education and sufficient teacher education experience to assume roles as teacher educators in university or other settings. 

The program includes targeted opportunities for candidates to develop skills, knowledge, and practices specific to teaching and learning mathematics and science, mathematics and science teacher preparation, and research in both of these areas. Applicants for the Ph.D. concentration in mathematics and science education would be expected to already have a Master's degree that included educational research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Thesis
  • Researching, Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education
  • Proseminar in Education
  • Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination
  • Proseminar in Education
  • Ph.D. Colloquium
  • Seminar in Practice-Based Teacher Education
  • Seminar in Math and Science Education
  • Sociocultural and Epistemic Understandings of Science
  • Univariate/Multivariate Analysis
  • Interpretive Inquiry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


39 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20972 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10486 CAD per semester during 36 months.
  • National

    5602 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2801 CAD per semester during 36 months.


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