International Development Studies (MSc or MA)

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The International Development Studies (IDS) program provides a focal point for graduate teaching and research in the area of international development. The program combines training in a particular discipline with exposure to a broad range of social science perspectives. Faculty expertise encompasses various aspects of development in Asia, Africa, Eastern and Western Europe and the Americas.

Students wishing to pursue an MSc or MA degree with the designation International Development Studies will enter the IDS program through a participating department. Participating departments from OAC include:

More program details can be found on the IDS website.
Admission requirements for Internal Developmental Studies are available through the Graduate Calendar.

Application Deadline

IDS does not have an application deadline. The application deadline that you must meet is that of your chosen department where you wish to pursue your degree.

More Information

Interested students should first contact the participating department they wish to pursue their degree in:

Department of Animal Biosciences
Wendy McGrattan
Graduate Secretary
wmcgratt@uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120, Ext. 56215

Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics (FARE)
Kathryn Selves
FARE Graduate Program Assistant
fare@uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120, Ext. 52771

School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (SEDRD)
Sue Hall
SEDRD Graduate Secretary
srhall@uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120, Ext. 56780

For more information on international development studies contact:
Catherine Badham
Administrative Secretary to the Director
ids@uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120, Ext. 53461

Or visit the following University of Guelph links: