Guelph International Development Studies (GIDS) offers collaborative graduate specializations at the Master's and PhD level. We offer an interdisciplinary IDS focus to a disciplinary graduate program.
For information about potential careers in the International Development field, please see the 2017 report on Career Paths of IDS Graduates in Canada. This was a joint CASID/CCUPIDS project by Dr. Rebecca Tiessen (University of Ottawa) and Dr. John Cameron (Dalhousie University).
How does the IDS specialization work?
Students add the IDS specialization through a collaborating (or "home") department that they choose according to their educational background, research interest and work experience. Visit the IDS Graduate Calendar for a list of required courses for these collaborations. Below is a list of graduate programs that have collaborated with IDS:
- Rural Planning and Development
- Capacity Development and Extension
- Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics
- Political Science
- Latin American and Caribbean Studies
- Public Health
- Public Issues in Anthropology
- Environmental Science