Brandon University - Graduate Studies

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Rural Development (GDRD)

Brandon University - Graduate Studies

Faculty:Department of Rural Development
Field of Study:City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,280

Cost shown includes auxiliary and compulsory fees.

Careers:Urban and Land Use Planners


The Graduate Diploma in Rural Development is designed to provide graduate level study to those who wish to extend their knowledge of theory and practice through course work but are not interested in the research training component of graduate study. The Diploma program consists of 18 credit hours of course work. Any sequence of courses is allowable but the thesis and practicum options are not available.


Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 233] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 92] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.0] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85]
Application Notes : All candidates are required to provide proof of English language proficiency.
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
Students will normally have a four year Bachelor’s degree (B.A., B.Sc., or equivalent) or a three year Bachelor’s degree supplemented by post-graduation studies, professional rural development experience, accreditation by relevant professional associations, or any combination of these that in the judgment of the Rural Development Graduate Admissions Committee constitutes the equivalency of a fourth year of undergraduate study. Students will normally have a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.00 in the last 30 credit hours of study completed prior to application for entry. Students with less than a 3.00 CGPA may be required by the Rural Development Graduate Admissions Committee to undertake compensatory study.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on January 11, 2023