International Development Studies Program


Welcome to the International Development Studies (IDS) program. This site provides more extensive information than that found in the IDS Program's entry in the Saint Mary's University Academic Calendar.  We especially encourage you to have a look at the IDS Graduate Handbook 2016-2017‌ and the Undergraduate Handbook 2016-2017 and to explore the various links we have provided for your interest and use.  

We have revised the MA programme, effective September 2017.  For details on the programme content and admissions requirements, please consult REVISED MA PROGRAM 2017

International Development Studies (IDS), which offers BA, MA, and PhD degree, enjoys an international reputation as Saint Mary's University's flagship interdisciplinary program leading the university's commitment to a relevant and internationalized undergraduate and graduate curriculum. IDS serves as a major institutional location for teaching and research for faculty members wishing to focus their professional academic work on the perspectives, policies and practices of international development.



Learn more about careers in IDS.