The International Development program provides students with an opportunity to pursue interdisciplinary and comparative studies of long-term change and international inequality.
A broad coverage of the process of international development, from the perspectives of history and social science, forms the basis for more in-depth study on such topics as economic development, the environment, gender, agriculture and rural life, politics and administration, and the Latin American region.
The primary participating departments are Economics, Geography, Political Science, and Sociology and Anthropology.
Engage with the world, combine exploration of the complex economic and social changes that are happening across the world with the opportunity to focus on an area of emphasis that is close to your own interests. Gain experience by working alongside a development organization in Canada or internationally and study abroad. Prepare to be in-demand from employers in business, government and civil society that are looking for the brightest minds with the skills to bring about social change in a complex and interdependent world.
Areas of emphasis:
Economics and Business;
Gender and Development;
Rural and Agricultural Development;
Environment and Development;
Latin American Studies;
Political Economy and Administrative Change;
Historical Perspectives in Development.
Corporate and social responsibility manager
International policy analyst
International development practitioner
Economic development officer
6 January 2020
University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East,
N1G 2W1, Canada
The secondary school graduation certificate which would admit a student to an internationally recognized university in his or her home country is normally acceptable for admission to the University of Guelph.
English Proficiency Requirements
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6
Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) - Minimum overall band score of 70
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet-based: minimum total score of 89 with no individual scaled score less than 21
Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) - Minimum overall score of 85 and a minimum composition score of 83. In addition, you must present a minimum score on the oral test of three (3)
Pearson Test of English (PTE) - Minimum score of 60 and no score less than 60 for any individual component
Advanced Level of the English Language Certificate Program - Successful completion of the University of Guelph, Open Learning Advanced Level of the English Language Certificate Program (Levels 9 and 10).