Nội dung khóa học "Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Rural Studies"
About this course

What will I learn?

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.

Research Fields

Sustainable Rural Communities

Sustainable Landscapes Systems


Community Development

Sustainable Landscapes

Social Enterprises

Food Systems

Rural Policy

Career Opportunities:

Academic positions

Public sector industry

Non-governmental organizations in Canada and internationally

Which department am I in?

Ontario Agricultural College

Study options

Full Time(12 semesters)

Tuition fees
CAD$6,560.27 (US$ 4,956) per year
Start date

6 January 2020


University of Guelph

50 Stone Road East,


Ontario (ON),

N1G 2W1, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

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