Development Studies Option (Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Programs) (M.A.)
|Field of Study:
Development Economics and International Development;
||It is with great pleasure that we announce the launching of the new Development Studies Option (DSO) at McGill University. The DSO is a cross-disciplinary M.A. program that is unique in Canada, if not the world, because it is designed to provide students with a strong practical and theoretical foundation for engaging in genuinely cross-disciplinary research. Successful applicants to the DSO must first be admitted into the MA programs of one of six participating departments:
* Political Science; and
These students will complete the regular requirements of their departments for a Masters degree, as well as the additional cross-disciplinary requirements for the DSO. The DSO is a reflection of McGill Universityís long-standing tradition of research and education in international development. Within the six participating departments alone, there are approximately 30 professors and 100 graduate students currently working on development issues - undoubtedly one of the largest concentrations of development scholars and students at any university in Canada. Researchers in these units have well-established international reputations and are recognized by their peers as leaders in their fields.
||Development Studies Option (Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Programs) (M.A.) at McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
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Students will only be considered for the DSO once they have been accepted into a Masters program in one of the six participating departments at McGill. Admission criteria may be different in each of the departments, so candidates are advised to carefully read through the Graduate Studies section on the website of the department that interests them. For links to the Graduate Studies section of each departmentís website, please see the Application Procedure section of this site.
Each application is considered on its individual merits. We wish to see strong evidence that there is a potential for independent, high-calibre research. It is crucial that in your statement of purpose you provide a clear, detailed and original argument for why you have chosen particular areas of research to pursue. Your application will be reviewed by a subset of specialists in these areas, taken from your list of proposed supervisors. You must convince them that you have given careful thought to these research fields. Other considerations in the admission process are whether we can provide adequate supervision for your research and whether we can provide financial support. It is quite possible that you possess sufficient academic ability to complete a Ph.D., but we must refuse you because of these considerations. If this is the case, we will usually write to explain the circumstances to you.
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Program Last Updated: Jul 3, 2012