Human Ecology (Ph.D.)

Department of Human Ecology

The University of Alberta is the only university in Canada offering a PhD in Human Ecology. It has a long and proud history as an academic discipline and remains tremendously relevant for today's multiple challenges in our daily lives.

Research Topics

The PhD in Human Ecology is a research degree taking a multi-disciplinary approach to studying the interrelationships among people and their near environments with specific research foci in the following four areas:

  • Aging
  • Children, Youth and Families
  • Material Culture
  • Textile and Apparel Science
Degree Level
Program Delivery
Area(s) of Study
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
Department Chair
Director of Graduate Studies