As a graduate student at the University of Lethbridge, you’ll find yourself at the centre of a student-focused environment that nurtures innovation, critical thinking and creativity. At the U of L, we are committed to helping every one of our students thrive. From aiding with financial support to one-on-one mentorship to individualized career advice, you’ll find support every step of the way. As a student at the U of L, you are viewed as a partner and a colleague. You’ll be given opportunities to collaborate and share your unique ideas, ask questions and find answers. By convocation, the majority of our graduate students have either presented or published their findings, with more than 50 per cent publishing as the first author.
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program is designed to immerse students into further investigation and research, to build and support the programs of research at the University and to enliven the undergraduate learning environment.
The PhD program is thesis-based and offered in a number of areas of study. Depending on the academic background, students may be required to take up to six courses in their area of study; the number and details of the courses are determined at the time of admission to the program. Consequently, it is necessary for a prospective student to establish contact with a potential supervisor prior to application for admission. Prospective students seeking supervisors please visit Search Supervisors page.