Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The goal of the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program is to educate professionals as researchers. Many graduates become university researchers and professors.

The program is designed to provide an in-depth and theoretical understanding of different subject areas. The expectation is that students will participate in scholarly debates through their writing, and through conference participation and presentations.

Ph.D. in Education 

Courses for the Ph.D. in Education program are administered by the Faculty of Education, Doctoral Sub-Committee; however, all graduate students are under the auspices of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The Doctoral Sub-Committee exercises the responsibilities assigned to a Department Head by the Faculty of Graduate Studies in the case of departmentally-based graduate programs.

Graduate Studies Academic Guide

For detailed Ph.D. information, review the Graduate Studies Academic Calendar & Catalog and the PhD Program in Education Supplementary Regulations

Graduate Studies General Regulations are available in Section 5 of this guide under Graduate Studies.

Below is a list of commonly asked academic questions not listed in the Academic Calendar & Catalog

  • Ph.D. Courses
    Not all Ph.D. courses listed in the Academic Calendar & Catalog are offered every year. Here is a list of upcoming graduate course offerings:  Aurora Student Class Schedule.
  • Ph.D. Fees
    Fees are assessed through the Registrar's Office and collected by the Cashier's Office.
  • Ph.D. Program Advisors
    All Ph.D. applicants are asked to write the name of a preferred thesis advisor on their application form.

    Alternatively you can use the “Research Experts” search bar tool and use keywords related to your area of interest to find Faculty Members who conduct research in the parameters of the search; or check the Faculty Directory.


Speak with an Academic Advisor

For additional information about the Doctor of Philosophy program contact:

University of Manitoba, Faculty of Education
Graduate Programs, Research and PBDE Office
Room 203, Education Building

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Academic Advisor Schedule
Advisors are available for limited drop-in & phone-in hours. Phone or email the Faculty of Education graduate programs office to make an appointment.


(204) 474-7886
1-800-432-1960 (extension 7886 toll free in Manitoba)