MRD Program Applications

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BRANDON, MB — Time is running out as the January 31 deadline looms for the submissions of Master of Rural Development (MRD) program applications.

“The Master of Rural Development program is likely to be attractive to graduates from the Faculties of Arts, Science or Education, especially those who would like to be involved — professionally or otherwise — in their community,” said Professor Ken Beesley. “This is not only an excellent program, it is one of the least expensive graduate programs in Canada.”

The MRD degree provides students with:
• knowledge of current development theory;
• the ability to apply knowledge to their selected area of interest;
• skills in understanding and participating in rural governance;
• technical skills in research design and reporting;
• basic training in community relations, networking, group facilitation and development planning;
• an understanding of the formulation and role of policy in rural development;
• knowledge of the structure and functioning of rural society.

The Department of Rural Development welcomes applications from BU graduates, and advises that funding opportunities are available, on a competitive basis, through the university, the Department, and through the Rural Development Institute.

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For more information, contact:

Joanne F. Villeneuve
Communications Officer
017 Clark Hall
270 – 18th Street
Brandon, MB R7A 6A9


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