The Challenge of Finding a Part-time PhD program

Every so often I look at my first post of 2012 and look at my vision list. I had never created such a list before and I find that it helps me stay focused on the goals and achievements that are important to me both in the short and long-term.

I’m making great strides toward reaching my goals, but one of my items is causing me a bit of frustration. The item is to plan for a PhD in education.

One choice I have to make in the near future is which universities to apply to. My criteria are simple: I want a Canadian education, be able to study part time only, and delivery must be in-class. I’m just not an e-learner. The second criterion will change if I win a lottery.

I thought I would have many universities to choose from, but as I began searching, I found that my choice is very limited.

To help others who are in the same predicament, I’d decided to share the results of my search. The following is list of English Canadian universities that offer education PhDs with the exception of religious and specialty schools, such as Emily Carr in B.C., which is an arts school. 

I search Wikipedia for a list of university in Canada. The site provided a list of universities in addition to the type of degree offered. I made note of each university that offered doctoral studies. I then visited each university web site and searched for doctorial studies in education I then looked to see if the program was available full time or part time.

As university web sites are constant updated, I visited each university site on the same day. The above information is only as reliable as the Wikipedia list and at the time the site was visited, on April 11, 2012.

I hope the above information can help other students cut down on their searching time, but I do advise students to look at the web sites for themselves.

searched Wikipedia for a list of university in Canada. The site provided a list of universities in addition to the type of degree offered. I made note of each university that offered doctoral studies. I then visited each university web site and searched for doctorial studies in education I then looked to see if the program was available full time or part time.

As university web sites are constant updated, I visited each university site on the same day. The above information is only as reliable as the Wikipedia list and at the time the site was visited, on April 11, 2012.

I hope the above information can help other students cut down on their searching time, but I do advise students to look at the web sites for themselves.

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