X. Collaborative Specializations

International Development Studies

Master's Collaborative Specialization

Students wishing to pursue a Master's degree with the designation "International Development Studies" must enter the collaborative specialization in International Development through a participating department.

Admission Requirements

Students must meet the University's general requirement a four-year Honours degree, or equivalent, from a recognized post-secondary institution with a B- average over the last two years of full-time equivalent study. Note that some departments set their admission requirement higher than B-.

Students must have completed the following:

  • One undergraduate course in economics.

  • One undergraduate course in a social science discipline

  • One course in social science research methods or equivalent.

Program Requirements

Students complete International Development Studies core requirements and the requirements of their home department. The following are requirements for select departments; consult the IDS Graduate website for other departments.

IDS Master's Core Courses*

IDEV*6200 [1.00] Development Theory, Issues and Process
IDEV*6300 [0.50] Research and Analysis in a Development Context

Optional IDS Courses

Students in the collaborative specialization may undertake two optional interdisciplinary courses:

IDEV*6000 [0.50] Regional Context
IDEV*6500 [0.50] Fieldwork in International Development Studies

Departmental or Program Requirements

Programs not listed below are designed by special arrangements. All departmental requirements are subject to change. Students should confirm the departmental course requirements with the respective Graduate Program Coordinator.

Capacity Development and Extension (MSc)
CDE*6070 [0.50] Foundations of Capacity Building and Extension
CDE*6260 [0.50] Research Design
One of:
RPD*6380 [0.50] Application of Quantitative Techniques in Rural Planning and Development
EDRD*6000 [0.50] Qualitative Analysis in Rural Development

Two additional courses from the following CDE restricted electives group:

CDE*6290 [0.50] Special Topics in Capacity Building and Extension
CDE*6311 [0.50] Community Engagement and Public Participation
CDE*6320 [0.50] Capacity Building for Sustainable Development
CDE*6330 [0.50] Facilitation and Conflict Management
CDE*6410 [0.50] Readings in Capacity Building and Extension
CDE*6420 [0.50] Communication for Social and Environmental Change
CDE*6690 [0.50] Community Environmental Leadership
One open elective [0.50] (one IDS Master’s Core Course will fulfill this requirement)
A thesis OR
CDE*6900 [1.00] Major Research Paper
plus two more courses from the restricted electives group (see course list above)
Economics (MA)
ECON*6000 [0.50] Microeconomic Theory I
ECON*6020 [0.50] Macroeconomic Theory I
ECON*6940 [1.00] Research Project
One of:
ECON*6050 [0.50] Introduction to Econometric Methods
AND
ECON*6180 [0.50] Econometric Methods
OR
ECON*6140 [0.50] Econometrics I
Engineering (MEng in Environmental Engineering or Water Resources Engineering)

Six courses from the list of required graduate courses in Engineering (to be selected in consultation with advisor)

Plus one of:
ENGG*6950 [1.00] Final Project in Environmental Engineering
ENGG*6900 [1.00] Final Project in Water Resources Engineering
Engineering (MASc in Environmental Engineering or Water Resources Engineering)

Three courses from the list of required graduate courses in Engineering (to be selected in consultation with advisor)

Plus:

Thesis
English (MA)
Four English courses and a thesis
OR
Six English courses and
ENGL*6803 [1.00] Research Project
Environmental Sciences (MSc)
ENVS*6900 [0.50] Research Seminar in Environmental Sciences

Two other courses in consultation with the department.

Plus:

Thesis
Family Relations and Applied Nutrition (MSc)

Applied Human Nutrition

For all students in the MSc program in the field of Applied Human Nutrition, a minimum of 2.25 graduate credits will be chosen in consultation with the student's advisor and advisory committee including:

FRAN*6000 [0.50] Quantitative Research Methods
FRAN*6010 [0.50] Applied Statistics
FRAN*6020 [0.50] Qualitative Research Methods
FRAN*6550 [0.25] Research Seminar

One additional [0.5] graduate elective course such as FRAN*6610, FRAN*6510 or another graduate level elective course related to the student’s research specialization. It can be taken within Family Relations and Applied Nutrition or in other academic units of the university.

Students who enter the MSc-AHN program from a non-nutrition undergraduate program will also be required to take those undergraduate and/or graduate courses necessary to meet foundational knowledge in applied human nutrition. In addition, students must complete a research thesis.

Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics (MSc or MFARE)

Thesis based MSc

FARE*6380 [0.50] Applied Microeconomics for Agricultural Economists
FARE*6970 [0.50] Applied Quantitative Methods for Agricultural Economists
FARE*6910 [0.50] Applied Policy Analysis I
FARE*6100 [0.50] The Methodologies of Economics
FARE*6600 [0.50] Food Security and the Economics of Agri-Food Systems in Developing Countries
FARE*6800 [0.00] Seminar in Agricultural Economics
One additional course
A thesis

Course Work and Major Research Paper MFARE

FARE*6380 [0.50] Applied Microeconomics for Agricultural Economists
FARE*6910 [0.50] Applied Policy Analysis I
FARE*6970 [0.50] Applied Quantitative Methods for Agricultural Economists
FARE*6100 [0.50] The Methodologies of Economics
FARE*6600 [0.50] Food Security and the Economics of Agri-Food Systems in Developing Countries
FARE*6400 [0.50] Advanced Topics in Agricultural Economics
FARE*6800 [0.00] Seminar in Agricultural Economics
FARE*6140 [1.00] Major Paper in Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics
One additional course

Course Work MFARE

In order to satisfy the degree requirements of the course work option, students will complete successfully the following courses:

FARE*6380 [0.50] Applied Microeconomics for Agricultural Economists
FARE*6910 [0.50] Applied Policy Analysis I
FARE*6970 [0.50] Applied Quantitative Methods for Agricultural Economists
FARE*6100 [0.50] The Methodologies of Economics
FARE*6600 [0.50] Food Security and the Economics of Agri-Food Systems in Developing Countries
FARE*6800 [0.00] Seminar in Agricultural Economics

along with three additional graduate courses approved by the student’s advisory committee. Students in this option are restricted from taking FARE*6140

Geography (MA or MSc)
GEOG*6090 [0.50] Geographical Research Methods I
GEOG*6091 [0.50] Geographical Research Methods II
One other Geography course (which can be taken from the IDS core)
Either a thesis OR
GEOG*6180 [1.00] Research Project in Geography
plus one other Geography course not taken as part of the IDS core
History (MA)
Three History courses
One of:
Thesis
HIST*6400 [1.00] Major Paper
Latin American and Caribbean Studies (MA)
LACS*6010 [0.50] Latin American Identity and Culture
LACS*6020 [0.50] Re-Imagining Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Communities
LACS*6030 [0.50] Globalization and Insecurity in the Americas
Plus:
Thesis
Or:
LACS*6100 [1.00] Research Project
One other LACS course
Management (MA)

Degree Requirements

Students are required to take 8 courses (4.0 credits) plus the major research project (1.0 credit).

Core Courses:
MGMT*6100 [0.50] Evidence Based Management Research
MGMT*6200 [0.50] Leadership Assessment and Development

Fields:

Management Research

MGMT*6300 [0.50] Business Consulting
MGMT*6400 [0.50] Project Management
BUS*6800 [0.50] Readings in Leadership I
BUS*6810 [0.50] Readings in Leadership II
BUS*6820 [0.50] Readings in Management
BUS*6840 [0.50] Foundational Theories of Management

Accounting

ACCT*6100 [0.50] Integrated Cases I
ACCT*6200 [0.50] Integrated Cases II
ACCT*6300 [0.50] Taxation
ACCT*6400 [0.50] Performance Management
ACCT*6500 [0.50] Assurance
ACCT*6600 [0.50] Financial Management

Other courses from the Department of Management with permission from the Graduate Program Coordinator.

Restricted Electives:

One quantitative or qualitative research methods course (0.5 credits) with permission:

ANTH*6140 [0.50] Qualitative Research Methods
FRAN*6020 [0.50] Qualitative Research Methods
MGMT*6120 [0.50] Quantitative Methods for Evidence Based Management
MGMT*6830 [0.50] Applied Univariate Statistical Analysis for Management
MGMT*6840 [0.50] Quantitative Research Methods: Multivariate Techniques
MGMT*6850 [0.50] Qualitative Research Methods
PSYC*6060 [0.50] Research Design and Statistics
SOC*6130 [0.50] Quantitative Research Methods
SOC*6140 [0.50] Qualitative Research Methods

Major Research Paper:

MGMT*6500 [1.00] Major Research Project
Philosophy (MA)
PHIL*6950 [0.50] MA Seminar

Additional philosophy courses in consultation with the department

Either a thesis or research paper (in conjunction with)

PHIL*6990 [1.00] Major Research Project
Political Science (MA)
IDS Requirements:
POLS*6900 [0.25] Communications
POLS*6940 [0.75] Research Design and Methods
POLS*6730 [0.50] Development and Global Justice
One of:
Thesis
OR
POLS*6970 [1.00] Major Paper
plus one additional course from the Political Science Department (elective)
Population Medicine (MSc course work)
POPM*6200 [0.50] Epidemiology I
POPM*6210 [0.50] Epidemiology II
POPM*6250 [1.00] Project in Population Medicine
Note

*NB: A student's Population Medicine advisor may require a student to take POPM*6100, Seminar.

Public Health (MPH)
PABI*6500 [0.50] Infectious Diseases and Public Health
POPM*6200 [0.50] Epidemiology I
POPM*6510 [0.50] Community Health Promotion
POPM*6520 [0.50] Introduction to Epidemiological and Statistical Methods
POPM*6530 [0.50] Health Communication
POPM*6540 [0.50] Concepts in Environmental Public Health
POPM*6550 [0.50] Public Health Policy and Systems
POPM*6560 [1.00] Public Health Practicum
POPM*6570 [0.00] Public Health Capstone
POPM*6580 [0.50] Public Health Leadership and Administration
Public Issues in Anthropology (MA)

IDS Requirements:

ANTH*6080 [0.50] Anthropological Theory
ANTH*6140 [0.50] Qualitative Research Methods
ANTH*6000 [0.50] Public Issues Anthropology

Either a Thesis and one additional course or

ANTH*6660 [1.00] Major Paper
and three additional courses
Rural Planning and Development (MSc Planning)

Departmental Requirements

RPD*6030 [0.50] International Rural Development Planning: Principles and Practices
RPD*6170 [0.50] Rural Research Methods
RPD*6240 [0.50] Planning and Development Theory
RPD*6291 [0.50] Rural Development Administration
RPD*6380 [0.50] Application of Quantitative Techniques in Rural Planning and Development
Plus a thesis and one additional RPD course
OR
RPD*6360 [1.00] Major Research Paper
plus three additional RPD courses
Sociology (MA)
SOC*6070 [0.50] Sociological Theory
SOC*6700 [0.00] Pro-seminar
One of:
SOC*6130 [0.50] Quantitative Research Methods
SOC*6140 [0.50] Qualitative Research Methods
Plus a thesis and one additional Sociology course OR
SOC*6660 [1.00] Major Paper
Plus three additional Sociology courses
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