The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FGPS), in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Law (common law and droit civil), and the Faculty of Social Sciences, offers an interdisciplinary master's program focusing on the dynamics of globalization and international development. The program includes a Co-op option. The degree awarded is the Master of Arts (MA) in Globalization and International Development.
The program draws on the expertise of professors in economics, geography, history, law, political science, religious studies, sociology and anthropology and it benefits from the strength of numerous advanced research institutes and centres. Students are provided with the training needed to address complex, multifaceted problems that may simultaneously encompass economic, political, social, cultural, religious, legal, ethical and environmental elements. The program is administered by a program committee, composed of representatives from the participating academic units and chaired by the program director.
The core courses of the program are offered each year in both English and French. The elective courses may be offered in either language; students are advised to check with the academic unit offering the course.
In accordance with University of Ottawa regulations, examinations, assignments and the research paper or thesis may be written in either one of the two official languages (English or French).
The Department offers a collaborative program in Women’s Studies (at the MA level) and in environmental sustainability (at the MA level). For more information on this program, see Admission.