Development Studies

Development Studies

Program focus is to provide students with a full range of conceptual and methodological tools necessary for developing a deeper understanding of current issues and challenges of sustainable human development as it confronts us in our globalizing world. Gain real-world experience with a variety of international internships and volunteer opportunities and through the program’s required field work component.

This program will provide an additional opportunity for you to undertake studies in the area of graduate-level international development studies at York University. The program that follows York’s commitment to the values of social justice, equality, democracy and sustainability.

The program integrates critical theoretical exploration and practice, and incorporates contemporary discourses on development to better reflect the new realities of globalization and recent developments in the field.

You will graduate with solid grounding in the practices, processes and issues of international development.

Designed for persons who are either currently working or wishing to work in the field and will serve as an excellent foundation for those intending to complete a specialized doctoral program in development studies.

You will have the option of completing either an MA thesis or a major research paper (MRP) and one additional elective course.

Degrees Offered


MA


Program Length (Full-time)

5 term(s)


Program Component(s)

  • Major research paper
  • OR Thesis


Minimum Required GPA

B


Fall Entry

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Deadline - Fall (Domestic Applicants Only)

2022-04-15

Deadline - Fall (International Applicants Only)

2022-03-15

English Proficiency Requirement

Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)600
Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)100
IELTS (Academic Module)7.5
YUELIAcademic Program Level 9 with Distinction
YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP)Graduate with distinction
CAELOverall score of 70, no component score less than 60
Minimum CPE ScoreC
Minimum CAE ScoreB
Duolingo125
PTE Academic76

Additional Admission Requirements

Required Forms

Students are required to complete the Supplementary Information Form (PDF). Once completed, the form must be uploaded along with all other documentation.

Number of Recommendation(s)

  • 3 recommendation(s)

Other Requirements

  • Statement of interest
  • Resumé or CV
  • Sample of written work

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