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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.

Upcoming Events

  • Degree offered: PhD 
  • Length of program: 4 years
  • Application deadline: December 2020
  • 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).