Capacity Development and Extension, M.Sc. | University of Guelph | Guelph, Canada
M.Sc. On Campus

Capacity Development and Extension

24 months
15332 CAD/year
6412 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Capacity Development and Extension of University of Guelph focuses on social and environmental change processes involving communication, education, community engagement, leadership, technology and innovation.


Key facts

The Capacity Development and Extension program of University of Guelph has students that are applied researchers who tackle real-world challenges, demonstrate self-initiative and are motivated by their enthusiasm for interdisciplinary graduate-level studies.

We offer a MSc program that is completed between four to six semesters. The MSc degree is based on either course work plus a major research paper option or the option of reduced course work with the design and defense of a research-based thesis.

Engaged Learning

As interns, graduate research assistants or leaders of their own class-based learning projects, CDE students are engaged in professional work contexts. Faculty work with interested graduate students to connect them with community service and research initiatives. Projects and internships vary from semester-long postings with international agencies to short-term collaboration with local organizations.

Are you interested in:

  • Social and Environmental Change and Advocacy
  • Rural/Remote Areas and Small Communities
  • Communication Process and Citizen Media
  • Non-Formal Education
  • Leadership and Community Development
  • Responsible Innovation and Inclusive Development

Career opportunities

  • Community Development, Policymaking and Academia
  • Public and Not-For-Profit Sectors
  • Doctoral Studies

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Capacity Building and Extension
  • Research Design
  • Quantitative or Qualitative Techniques
  • Community Engagement and Public Participation
  • Capacity Building for Sustainable Development
  • Facilitation and Conflict Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The minimum requirement for admission is a four year honours degree or equivalent, with an average standing of at least second class honours (B-) in the last four semesters or two years of study. Relevant professional experience may be required. 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    15332 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7666 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    6412 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3206 CAD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Guelph

1157 - 1804 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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