Daniels Faculty Launches PhD Program

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The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design will be welcoming its first class of PhD candidates under its new doctoral program in September 2020.

The post-professional Doctor of Philosophy in Architecture, Landscape, and Design is a rigorous and interdisciplinary program that trains students in multiple specialties to pursue research of the highest academic standard.

It includes advanced exploration of the various methodologies of each discipline ranging from theoretical to applied research, and creates new models of research-based practice. In addition to the core faculty, the program will directly involve affiliated faculty with expertise in addressing design problems from multiple disciplinary perspectives in other schools and departments across the University of Toronto.

The Ph.D. program at Daniels requires students in all disciplines to pursue study independently and to share that research with an interdisciplinary cohort at every stage in the curriculum.

At the beginning of the curriculum, coursework—including a colloquium and a methods course in the first year, and a practicum and dissertation preparation course in the second—encourages students to work across disciplines to address contemporary scholarly, political, economic, and policy problems.

Students in the Ph.D. program will have opportunities to work with institutions within and beyond the University of Toronto including: the Jackman Humanities Institute, the Global Cities Institute, the Munk School of Global Affairs, the Art Museum at the University of Toronto, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and universities in and near Toronto.

The Ph.D. is intended for students with aspirations in academic research and teaching, research in government and industry, and research within design firms.

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