The Rural Studies PhD Program offers advanced studies on the socio-cultural and biophysical sustainability of rural communities and regions. Faculty engage in research and applied work in Canada and internationally and represent a range of disciplines including: planning, landscape architecture, political science, public administration, geography, adult education, and communications.
Successful students are awarded a PhD. The degree is normally completed in 12 semesters. Students must complete 2.75 graduate course credits, they must write and publicly defend a qualifying examination paper and then write and publicly defend a dissertation.
Sustainable Rural Communities
Sustainable Landscapes Systems
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN:
Public sector industry
Non-governmental organizations in Canada and internationally
6 January 2020
University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East,
N1G 2W1, Canada
Applicants must have a master’s degree (or the equivalent) from a recognized university in the humanities, social-science, or applied-science disciplines. Admission to the doctoral program requires a satisfactory baccalaureate and at least high second-class honours (‘B’ standing) in a recognized master’s program.
English Language Proficiency
Canadian Academic English Language Test (CAEL) - 70
International English Language Testing System (Academic) (IELTS) - 6.5
Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) - 85
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE-A) Note: A minimum score of 60 must be achieved in each individual component - 60
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT)) Note: A minimum score of 21 must be achieved in each of the four categories (listening, speaking, reading, writing) – 89