5 reasons to do a PhD today
With more master's graduates in the workplace today, doing a PhD is an opportunity to distinguish yourself from the crowd. The expertise you'll acquire is a prerequisite for a career as a professor but also highly valuable beyond academia.
Original research is the cornerstone of doctoral studies. It presents a unique opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to our collective knowledge-base and to transform the way we engage with the world.
Over the long term, doctorates earn nearly 10 per cent more than master's graduates and over 30 per cent more than those with bachelor degrees.
Writing, communication and interpersonal skills are key elements of doctoral studies. By pursuing a PhD, you'll also set major goals and gain crucial project management skills. The insights and experience you'll acquire will be valuable for the rest of your life.
The expertise acquired during a doctorate provides a powerful springboard for students to succeed in careers that have a meaningful social impact. From teaching to research to public speaking, your education prepares you to become a changemaker.
Why do a PhD at Ryerson?
From our students
"My supervisors Dr. Huu Doan and Dr. Ali Lohi provided me with outstanding guidance in always enhancing my research achievements and pushing the boundaries to create new scientific methods and innovation"