PhD in International Development


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The School of International Development and Global Studies offers an exciting interdisciplinary PhD program in International Development. Located in Canada's capital city, the school has strong linkages to federal government departments, research institutes, policy think tanks, and a wide array of non-governmental organizations.

Our students come from diverse academic and professional backgrounds and are conducting advanced research on a variety of topics in the field of international development. This unique program features:

  • A curriculum designed to meet the needs of both young scholars continuing their academic training and career professionals motivated to deepen their expertise
  • A large faculty drawn from several academic disciplines, with exciting research agendas and extensive experience in international development.

Our PHD students become specialized in both of the following fields:

  • Development Theory and Critique
  • Development Policy and Practice

For more information, please refer to our Student Handbook 

Our research and teaching strengths lie in four thematic areas:

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