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Policy Studies PhD

The PhD in Policy Studies is Canada’s first and only interdisciplinary doctoral program offering students the opportunity to study in three fields: Social PolicyImmigration, Settlement and Diaspora Policies; and Public Policy and Administration.

This interdisciplinary program is designed to prepare a new generation of researchers for positions in academe and the public, non-profit and private sectors at the local, regional, national and international levels.


Marc Valade

Marc Valade

Policy Studies PhD Candidate

Marc Yvan Valade is a PhD candidate in Policy Studies under the Immigration, Settlement and Diaspora Policies stream. He also holds a Master in Public Administration from L’École nationale d’administration publique (Montreal) and a B.A. from L’Université de Montréal.

Ron Branker

Ron Branker

Policy Studies PhD Alumnus

Ron Branker is a PhD candidate in the Policy Studies Program at Ryerson University. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Public Policy and Administration from Ryerson University, as well as Master of Science and Bachelor of Science (Honours) degrees in Economics from the University of the West Indies.

Bryan Evans

Bryan Evans

Associate Professor

Bryan Evans is Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration. His teaching and research interests focus on public sector restructuring, public policy and public management, as well as the politics of labour and work.

  • Degree offered: PhD 
  • Length of program: 4 years
  • Application deadline: December 9, 2019
  • Admission Requirements


The Canada Excellence Research Chair offers 3 scholarships to students starting a Ryerson PhD program in Fall 2020 who have a focus on a migration and/or migrant integration related topic.

For more details, please see the CERC in Migration and Integration website (bottom of the page). 

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