Northern Governance & Development
Master of Northern Governance and Development (M.N.G.D.)
The M.N.G.D. is of an interdisciplinary nature in that students applying for the Master's program require a Bachelor's degree from any field of study or specialization. The program is project-based and is designed to allow students to complete all requirements within 16 months of full-time study
- University of Saskatchewan four-year Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, with a grade point average of at least 70% over the last 60 credit units (or equivalent) completed.
- Applicants should possess an academic record that shows promise of the ability to successfully pursue advanced study.
- Applicants will be selected by the Graduate Affairs Committee (GAC) of the International Centre for Northern Governance and Development (ICNGD) on the basis of academic and research potential as demonstrated by academic credentials, letters of reference, and past experience and scholarly contributions. Applicants are required to submit the following:
- In addition to the $75 application fee, applicants must submit a statement of research interests of approximately 1-3 pages in length describing specific areas of interest for the project; a description of why the applicant wants to pursue research in the interdisciplinary context of the ICNGD; and, a description of any employment or study experiences that relate to the research interests described.
- A writing sample such as a term paper or essay, graded or ungraded, by an instructor, or a work report.
- Two official copies of all post-secondary transcripts (unless from the University of Saskatchewan)
- 3 letters of recommendation; at least one of these letters should be from a professor acquainted with the applicant's previous scholarly work, while other letters may comment on the student's preparation for continuing studies through his/her work experience. The letters of recommendation must be accompanied by a completed GSR 101 form.
Please direct all inquiries about the application process to 306-966-8433
- M.N.G.D. students are required to complete a minimum of 24 credit units. The elements include required course work, electives, the internship, a research project and the 990 seminar.
- Students must complete the following required courses:
- if research involves human subjects
- if research involves animal subjects
- (or for students who were admitted to the program in September 2010 only)
- (or "Governance of Northern Resource Economies" for students who were admitted to the program in September 2010 only)
- (or "Aboriginal Self Determination Through Mitho-Pimachesowin" for students who were admitted to the program in September 2010 only)
- or ( "Policy, Planning and Evaluation in Northern Communities" can be used in place of POLS 828 for students who were admitted to the program in September 2010 only.)
- (Students must maintain continuous registration in this course.)
- Students must also choose one of the following electives, subject to approval, availability and permission. Students should work with the graduate chair to identify an appropriate elective to meet individual educational goals of the student. The list below is for suggestion and is not meant to limit the student's options: