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Prospective Students

The annual application deadline is February 1st.

We recruit 10-15 graduate students per year for the two-year MDP program. We build each cohort to be diverse with a mix of Canadian and international students with Indigenous and non-Indigenous identities.

In addition to meeting the criteria for entrance to Graduate School, a recognized 4-Year General or Honours Bachelor Degree in a relevant subject area with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0, successful applicants demonstrate the following: 

  • experience and/or research achievement in the broad field of development practice; 
  • some familiarity with Indigenous cultures and understanding of issues relating to Indigenous development;
  • some experience working as a development practitioner;
  • outstanding written and oral communication skills;
  • critical thinking and analytical skills;
  • a proven ability to collaborate and work well in teams.

Please see: MDP Fact Sheet