Tuition Fees

MDP in Indigenous Development

The MDP is a unique program, offering significant advantages that set it apart from other graduate programs. In addition to completing a curriculum of interdisciplinary course offerings, students in the MDP benefit from a program orientation in a First Nations community, numerous skill-building workshops, one-on-one career counseling, and the opportunity to meet and connect with numerous leaders in development who participate in the MDP as guest lecturers.  

Importantly, MDP organizes and coordinates the two required field placements. The program ensures that students receive significant financial assistance towards field placements. This support ensures that students can select their placements based upon their career and learning objectives rather than their personal financial considerations. The MDP provides a pre-departure orientation, with a strong emphasis on cross-cultural competency, and a public symposium upon their return, where students share their experiences with the wider community.

MDP is committed to ensuring that the program is financially accessible to all qualified students.  Our goal is to continue to offer a unique and complex program and to continue to increase our financial support to students

Tuition, including incidental fees 2020-2021 Academic Year (all fees subject to change)

Full Time Students: $21,445.27 per year (domestic); $21,687.78 per year (international)

Part Time Students: $10,761.03 per year (domestic); $12,091.23 per year (international) 

Please note:

All accepted Indigenous students will be offered generous financial support of $16K for full-time students and $8K for part-time students.

Full-time Canadian & International students will be offered generous financial support anywhere from $8K to $10K and part-time students $4K to $5K. Please contact Jennifer Ledoux directly at for more details.

Since its inception, no MDP student at the University of Winnipeg has paid full tuition.  This is thanks to ongoing fundraising, generous donations, program support, the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and the University of Winnipeg's Awards and Financial Aid Office We do not accept more students into the program than the number for whom we can provide significant funding.

Through the Career Counsellor and the Graduate Studies Office, prospective, newly accepted and continuing students are strongly encouraged and actively mentored to apply for prestigious external awards, such as the Tri-Council Awards, Manitoba Research Award, and the UW Graduate Studies Scholarship.  To date, MDP students have consistently been among those awarded these scholarships. Please see the GSO page for more information on these awards.

  • Please see the Graduate Studies page for information regarding the Program's fees.
  • There are no differential international student fees associated with the MDP program.
  • The cost for part-time study is prorated.

For information on possibilities for financial support please see the Student Financial Support page.