Programs and Courses

Interdisciplinary PhD

Why Interdisciplinary (PhD) @ Memorial?

Approved in 2007, the Interdisciplinary PhD (ID PhD) program is intended for students whose academic interests cross multiple academic disciplines. ID PhD students typically have excellent academic records and a clear understanding of their research topic at the time of application. Doctoral students currently in program pursue studies in Arts and Humanities, Education, Business, Science, the Marine Institute, Medicine, Human Kinetics and Recreation, Engineering and Applied Science, and Music. The ID PhD offers an intimate and varied community in which students bring strong individual initiative together with the shared research concerns and expertise of a diverse supervisory committee in studies that cross traditional disciplinary borders.

Description of program

  • PhD – The Interdisciplinary PhD program involves courses, a comprehensive exam, and a thesis. It can normally be completed in four years of full-time study.

Contact a faculty supervisor

Graduate applicants interested in research-based programs are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty supervisor at the time of application. Visit the Interdisciplinary PhD program website for areas for a list of faculty members, their research interests, and contact information. You may also use the Yaffle search engine to find a supervisor you may wish to work with.

Minimum admission requirements

  • PhD – Master's degree in an appropriate area of study, and an excellent academic record


Important Note: The information provided on this website is subject to change. The University Calendar is the final authority on university fees and regulations.

Program Information

Degrees Offered:





PhD: 4 years

Campus: St. John's

Application Deadline:

March 1 for Fall admission

October 1 for Winter admission

February 1 for Spring admission


PhD: $14,000-$20,000

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Tuition (Canadian students):

PhD: $888/semester

Tuition (International students):

PhD: $1,153/semester

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