International Development

International Development

International Development (2016-2017)

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Program Length

Three semesters, beginning in September


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Contact Information

Susan MacGregor, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3032


The 2015/2016 fee for three semesters was
– domestic $8,801.04
– international $21,912.50.
Amounts listed were the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first three semesters of the 2015/2016 academic year. Fees are subject to change.


Start DatesAvailability
2016 SeptemberOpen

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:
• A bachelor’s degree

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Selection Includes Secondary Requirements: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated and the result of the evaluation of additional secondary requirements. Secondary requirements may include a portfolio, audition, letter of intent, references, etc., and vary by program.

Our Program

Humber’s International Development graduate certificate program is designed for individuals who want to see the world and make a difference within it. In one year, this program provides you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to identify, grow, develop and manage international development and disaster relief projects anywhere in the world. Graduates may find themselves in some of the most difficult environments in the world or they may work in developed countries changing policies to make a difference in the global south. Faculty are chosen for their field expertise and experience in international development – most continue to work with numerous international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or United Nations agencies while teaching at Humber part time.

List of Courses

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Your Career

Agencies in Canada and abroad are in need of skilled individuals to write policy, advocate to developed nations’ governments and to manage their programs around the world. In addition, global disasters, conflict and climate change create an enormous need for humanitarian assistance and for the people who can deliver it.

The International Development program will prepare you for a variety of career paths. As most of the work is contract based, one can expect to have a variety of positions over a multi-year career. Some of our recent graduates have gone on to be:
– liaison to the US Mission at World Food Programme, based in Rome
– relief co-ordinator for Samaritan’s Purse, based in Calgary with frequent travel
– communications officer for World Vision Canada, based in Mississauga
– program manager for a major UK charity, based in Moshi, Tanzania
– founder of their own NGO, based in Toronto and Nairobi, Kenya.

The potential is limitless.

Our Industry Partnerships

Humber works closely with agencies such as World Vision, Save the Children Canada, Plan Canada, Global Medic and many others in Canada and overseas. Our industry partners assist with program direction and strategy, course development and are often the employers of our graduates.

Work Placement

You will gain industry experience and build your international development network with an eight-week (minimum) work placement within the development sector. Many students choose to do this placement overseas. Placements are found through a combination of your interests and contacts with graduates and industry partners with the program co-ordinator’s support. The educational foundation for the work placement is established with a course in the Winter semester. This course covers creating appropriate resumés, LinkedIn profiles and cover letters, as well as covering the broad set of skills needed to be comfortable and safe working outside of Canada.


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