M.A., Rural Development

Minimum Requirements for Rural Development M.A. Degree: 30 credits

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Master’s Degree Requirements
Complete the master’s degree requirements.
Rural Development Program Requirements
Complete the following:
RD F600 Indigenous Leadership Symposium3
RD F601Political Economy of the Circumpolar North3
RD F625Community Development Strategies: Principles and Practices3
RD F650Community-based Research Methods3
RD F651Management Strategies for Rural Development3
RD F691Seminar in Rural, Community and Indigenous Development Issues3
Complete one of the following paths:12
Non-research Path
Research Path

Paths

Non-research Path

Complete the following:
12 units RD Electives; or other courses approved by the department 1,312
Receive a passing grade on a written comprehensive exam in conjunction with completion of RD F691.

Research Path

Complete the following:
RD F698Non-thesis Research/Project6
or RD F699 Thesis
6 units RD electives; or other courses approved by the advisory committee. 2,36
Receive a passing grade on a written comprehensive exam in conjunction with completion of RD F691
Complete and submit written thesis or project and pass an oral defense of thesis or project.