Doctor of Philosophy
Length: 4 Years* Format: On Site
The Doctor of Philosophy Program provides Students with exceptional mentorship and scholarly resources to succeed at the highest level of academia. Review our available fields of study and partner with one of our world-renowned Faculty members to conduct your research investigation.
*This program is considered full time and on site. The ability to continue employment while enrolled in this program is limited.
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Gabrielle Young PhD, ’12
Field of Education Studies; Assistant Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland
During her time as PhD student, Gabrielle Young experienced first-hand what a career in academia might look like. From research to teaching to her active involvement in committee work, she was able to take on a variety of roles that supported her doctoral studies.
As her program approached completion, she had a acquired a range of skills and networks of support that assisted her in transitioning from a Doctoral Candidate to an Assistant Professor at a leading Canadian university. She credits the relationships she gained and the experiences she encountered at Western as being key to unlocking a range of academic opportunities.
"Western did a great job of ensuring I not only had the skills but the first-hand experience to become a full-time academic. As a doctoral student, I really felt like I was part of the academic community and part of the institution. The calibre of this degree helped make me mobile, so I had options. Western is known internationally – it’s a degree and a reputation you can carry with you, anywhere you want to go. Thanks to Western, the support of a great supervisor, and the knowledge gained from quality instruction, I landed my dream job in Newfoundland. I hike the East Coast Trail whenever the weather lures me to it. A PhD from Western’s Faculty of Education truly does give you the option to choose your future."