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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Doctoral Programs

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Applied Bioscience (PhD)

The primary objective of the PhD in Applied Bioscience program is to train students to become high-quality researchers at the interface between chemistry and biology.

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Computer Science (PhD)

The PhD program in Computer Science focuses on applied research with the aim of producing highly trained researchers for industry and academia. There are four fields in the program: Digital Media, Information Science, Networks and IT Security, and Software Design.

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Criminology and Social Justice (PhD)

The PhD in Criminology and Social Justice combines disciplinary and specialized study in Criminology, study in qualitative research methods and statistics, and applied learning experiences to prepare students to work in a variety of settings.

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Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD)

The doctoral program in Electrical and Computer Engineering aims to furnish students with the highest possible level of knowledge and scholarship in their areas of expertise.

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Forensic Psychology (PhD)

The PhD in Forensic Psychology combines disciplinary and specialized study in Forensic Psychology, study in research methods and statistics, and applied learning experiences to prepare students to work in a variety of settings.

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Health Sciences (PhD)

The doctoral program in Health Sciences focuses on providing students with opportunities to develop the knowledge and skills required to conduct high-quality research that culminates into a PhD research thesis.

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Materials Science (PhD)

The PhD in Materials Science program is jointly offered by Ontario Tech University and Trent University. Courses are taught by faculty from both institutions via traditional face-to-face instruction, augmented by the collaborative implementation of lectures and research meetings at a distance.

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Mechanical Engineering (PhD)

Focus areas of research include mechatronics and manufacturing, as well as energy and thermofluids engineering. Automotive systems are also a major focus, as this discipline relates to many applications in mechanical engineering.

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Modelling and Computational Science (PhD)

The PhD in Modelling and Computational Science program, led by an interdisciplinary faculty team, is at the confluence of mathematics, science and computer science and is built on a solid foundation of high-quality research that is relevant to the needs of society.

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Nuclear Engineering (PhD)

The main objective of this doctoral program is to prepare graduates for a career in research and/or teaching in academia or industry; leadership positions that require problem solving skills with highly specialized knowledge often in interdisciplinary fields; or positions involving management of finances, projects and people.