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.
- a four-year honours degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study
- a cumulative weighted average of at least a 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e. 60 credit units)
- 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.
- Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English. See the College of Graduate Studies and Research Academic Information and Policies in this Catalogue for more information.
Please direct all inquiries about the application process to 306-966-8433.
Students must maintain continuous registration, either in a credit course, or a tuition bearing maintenance of status.
- a minimum of 24 credit units including:
- GSR 960.0
- GSR 961.0 if research involves human subjects
- GSR 962.0 if research involves animal subjects
- NORD 836.3
- NORD 837.3
- INDG 810.3
- POLS 825.3
- POLS 828.3 or POLS 848.3
- NORD 850.6
- 3 credit units of electives
- NORD 992.0 (Students must maintain continuous registration in this course.)
- NORD 990.0