Graduate Studies

International Development Studies (IDS) offers collaborative graduate programs at the Master's and PhD level.  We offer an interdisciplinary IDS focus to a disciplinary graduate program.

New this year, we have Graduate Excellence Entrance Scholarships to support accomplished and talented graduate students ($15,000 for MA and $30,000 for PhD in addition to standard and Tri-Council funding packages).  If you have an 85 average or higher, please inquire by e-mailing

Check out our current student profiles:

Also see at Guelph news article: Kent Schroeder, Canada's first PhD graduate in IDS, and Sarah Pugh, IDS PhD candidate, talk about their research and why they chose the IDS PhD collaborative program at Guelph.

Students enter the IDS program through a collaborating (or "home") department that they choose according to their educational background, research interest and work experience.  Below is a list of graduate programs that have collaborated with IDS:

Please contact us,, if you are interested in a different department.  See complete list of University of Guelph departments.