International Development Studies, M.Sc. | University of Guelph | Guelph, Canada
M.Sc. On Campus

International Development Studies

24 months
15332 CAD/year
6412 CAD/year
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The International Development Studies program of University of Guelph has successfully linked with various discipline based Master’s programs on campus to provide a focal point for graduate teaching and research on international development topics. 


The International Development Studies program of University of Guelph is a specialization that can be pursued through, but not limited to, the following programs across campus:

  • Capacity Development and Extension
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • English
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Family Relations & Applied Nutrition
  • Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Latin American & Caribbean Studies
  • Management
  • Philosophy
  • Plant Agriculture
  • Political Science
  • Population Medicine
  • Public Health
  • Public Issues in Anthropology
  • Psychology
  • Rural Planning and Development
  • Sociology

Are you interested in:

  • Social & Economic Change 
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Social Justice and Human Rights
  • Food Security & Health
  • Gender & Identities

Career opportunities

  • NGO Coordinator/Director
  • Policy or Program Analyst in the public or private sectors
  • Development Officer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Regional Context
  • Development Theory, Issues and Process
  • Research and Analysis in a Development Context
  • Fieldwork in International Development Studies
  • Theories and Debates in Development
  • Development Research and Practice 

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

  • Students in the collaborative Master’s in IDS enter through one of the disciplinary/ departmental programs listed above. Prospective students must first meet the specific departmental/discipline program admission requirements. Students choosi to enter the IDS specialization must demonstrate familiarity with the social sciences. Prior to being admitted, they must have completed one course in each of: 1) economics, 2) social science (e.g. Political Science, Sociology, Geography, Anthropology), 3) social science research methods course or equivalent.

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

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