Ph.D. degree

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Ph.D. (Doctoral degree)

Chairperson of the Committee for Doctoral Studies: Prof. Adina Shamir

Members of the Committee for Doctoral Studies: Prof. Adina Shamir, Dr. Joseph Klein, Prof. Deborah Court

Committee Secretary: Diana Levitan

 

Ph.D. studies at Bar-Ilan University prepare students for independent research in education. Students are guided by researchers well-known in Israel and around the world in various fields in education.

Students must demonstrate theoretical and methodological knowledge in the research field, scientific writing skills, as well as the ability to plan and implement research.

 

There are 3 tracks available:

Track A: Regular Track

Admission requirements

Applicants for doctoral studies must be master's degree graduates in education in the research track (with a thesis) with an average grade of 88 or above in all courses and an average grade of 88 in their thesis. Acceptance is subject to university policies and the School of Education, as well as regulations and procedures of the School of Graduate Studies.

The Academic Standing Committee is not obligated to accept each applicant who meets the aforementioned requirements.

 

Application requirements throughout admissions process

     1. Applicants must provide two references written by academic personnel.

     2. Applicants must prepare a document declaring their intended research mission statement.

     3. Applicants must undergo an interview with two faculty members in the school of education.

 

Track B: Combined Track

Admission requirements

The combined track is meant for master's degree students in the research track interested in starting their doctoral studies before starting work on their M.A. thesis.

Admissions requirements:

     1. An average grade of 90 or above in all their M.A. courses.

     2. Submission of a research proposal (77-950-03) for doctoral studies no later than the end of their second year of M.A. studies.

All aforementioned requirements are subject to university policy and departmental policies in reference to postgraduate studies and likewise to the regulations and procedures of the School of Graduate Studies. The Academic Standing Committee is not obligated to accept each applicant who meets the aforementioned requirements.

Note: Approval of the research proposal by the research advisor make it possible for the candidate to receive a Master's degree.

 

Applicant requirements in application process

     1. Applicants must provide two references written by academic personnel.

  1. Applicants must prepare a document declaring their intended research mission statement.

 

Track C: Completion Track

Two groups of students will be required to undertake completion courses for a Ph.D.:

  1. Students with an M.A. degree, with a thesis, in fields similar to education.
  2. Students with a M.A. degree in education without a thesis.
  3. Cases in which the School of Graduate Studies requires that the applicant undertake completion courses as a condition prior to his standing as a doctoral student

 

Acceptance requirements - M.A. degree graduates in fields similar to education (with a thesis):

Applicants who are M.A. graduates in fields similar to education with a thesis with an average grade of 88 in all their courses and a grade of 88 or above in their thesis can apply to Ph.D. studies. All aforementioned requirements are subject to university policy and departmental policies in reference to postgraduate studies, and likewise to regulations and procedures of the School of Graduate Studies.

The Academic Standing Committee is not obligated to accept each applicant who meets the aforementioned requirements.

 

Applicant requirements throughout the admission process:

  1. Applicants must provide two references written by academic personnel.
  2. Applicants must prepare a document declaring their intended research mission statement.
  3. Applicants must undergo an interview with two faculty members in the school of education.

 

Acceptance requirements - B.A. degree graduates in education without a thesis

Applicants who are bachelor's degree graduates in education without a thesis and finished their studies with an average grade of at 95 or above can apply to the doctoral program.

 

Applicant requirements throughout the admission process

  1. Applicants must provide two references written by academic personnel.
  2. Applicants must undergo an interview with two faculty members in the school of education.

 

 

For more information and registration details, please contact:

 Ms. Diane Levitan, Bar-Ilan University, the School of Education (building 905, room 202), Doctoral Studies in Education, Ramat Gan 52900, Tel: 03-5317650 Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, between 8:30 and14:00. Email: toar3edu@mail.biu.ac.il.