Rural Studies (PhD)

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The Rural Studies PhD provides opportunities for advanced studies and research on the integration of socio-cultural and bio-physical components of capacity development, design, or planning of landscape systems and rural communities. Graduates become leading specialists in addressing sustainable landscapes and issues related to rural communities. Interdisciplinary research is emphasized, building on disciplines within the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development (SEDRD) which include: capacity development and extension, landscape architecture, and rural planning and development.

The objective of the program is to prepare specialists who can assume leadership roles in dealing with problems and opportunities in rural communities. More details on this program are available through the SEDRD Rural Studies website.

Admission requirements for this PhD program are available through the Graduate Calendar.

Application Deadline

February 28th of each year. Entry in the Fall semester of each year only. 

More Information

For more information contact:
Patricia Van Asten
Graduate Program Assistant
rsphd@uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120, Ext. 56780

Or visit the following University of Guelph links: