Doctor of Social Sciences

Royal Roads University

Program Description

Doctor of Social Sciences

Royal Roads University

Overview

The Doctor of Social Sciences (DSocSci) program responds to the growing demand nationally and internationally for scholar-practitioners who can provide intellectual leadership in the workplace, and help build sustainable organizations, communities, and societies in an age of global interdependence.

An alternative to traditional doctoral programs, the Doctor of Social Sciences focuses on the interdisciplinary applications of the social sciences to complex, real-world problems of direct concern to organizations, communities, and society in general.

The program of study is designed to build your knowledge and understanding of a range of applied social research methodologies and their relevance to specific practical social purposes. The DSocSci program is based on the academic and professional expertise of the faculty at Royal Roads University. Doctoral programs of study should align with one of the university’s four strategic research themes and be linked to the subject expertise of the university’s academic programming.

  1. Innovative Learning
  2. Thriving Organizations
  3. Sustainable Communities, Livelihoods
  4. The Environment

Who It's For

You are a career professional with a master’s degree in one of the social sciences or related disciplines with a minimum of 10 years work experience in a position of decision-making authority. You are also seeking to advance your applied research skills and provide analytical leadership to solve complex real-world problems.

The program design is tailored to career professionals, and speaks to recent Canadian research that shows two out of three Ph.D. graduates will work in non-university settings, rather than as university professors.

This degree will be of particular interest to policy analysts, senior administrators or executives from the public, private or non-profit sectors who work in areas such as natural resource management, health care, global security, professional communication, disaster relief, humanitarian aid, conflict management, values-based leadership, environmental sustainability or learning and technology.

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This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated November 8, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Online & Campus Combined
Start Date
Start date
July 9, 2019
Jan. 14, 2020
Duration
Duration
4 years
Part time
Price
Price
84,310 CAD
Tuition costs are for the entire program, and the same for domestic and international students.
Information
Deadline
Feb. 1, 2019
4 Years | Blended Delivery
Locations
Canada - Victoria, British Columbia
Start date : July 9, 2019
Application deadline Feb. 1, 2019
4 Years | Blended Delivery
End date Request Info
Start date : Jan. 14, 2020
Application deadline Feb. 1, 2019
4 Years | Blended Delivery
End date Request Info
Dates
July 9, 2019
Canada - Victoria, British Columbia
Application deadline Feb. 1, 2019
4 Years | Blended Delivery
End date Request Info
Jan. 14, 2020
Canada - Victoria, British Columbia
Application deadline Feb. 1, 2019
4 Years | Blended Delivery
End date Request Info
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