Brock University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

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Child and Youth Studies

Brock University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty:Faculty of Social Sciences
Field of Study:Child Development
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $8,176


The doctoral program reflects the growing importance of multidisciplinary/transdisciplinary perspectives and Child and Youth Studies. Students are expected to show evidence of integration across disciplines. The program provides a theoretical foundation for the study of children and youth and the application of social science research methods through the completion of a research-based dissertation. It is anticipated that graduates will pursue careers in academia, various public, NGO, and private employment opportunities.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or CanTEST [min. 4.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
Successful completion of a Master’s degree, or equivalent, in a relevant social sciences discipline with an average of not less than 80% (A-). Successful completion of CHYS 5F01 (Quantitative and Qualitative of methods), CHYS 5P00 (Sociocultural Foundations) and CHYS 5P10 (Psychological Foundations), or their equivalent, is also required. Applicants that lack these courses may potentially take them in their first year of study. Agreement from a faculty member to supervise a student is also required for admission to the program.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on September 12, 2022