Department of DEMS PhD Program
For the postgraduate program, admission requirements of the department are the same as the general university of Gondar requirements. Therefore, applicants to PhD program in environment and development should have the following disciplinary background: a completed master’s degree in development and environmental studies, Geography and Environmental Studies, gender and development studies, development Studies, Economics, Environment and Development, Environmental sciences/studies , Ecology, Natural Resource Management, Agricultural Economics, Regional and local development studies, Forestry or an equivalent masters degree in other related fields of study from a recognized universities;
The minimum requirements for admission to the PhD programs in environment and development, University of Gondar include:
- CGPA of 3.0 or above with MA/MSC thesis rated “Very Good” or “Excellent”(priority will be given for applicant who have post-MA/MSc publication and research experience)
- A concept paper (not more than five pages)
- A presentation of their thesis, as necessary
- Entrance examination, if necessary (50% and above is considered as pass mark);
- Two letters of recommendation and letter of sponsorship (if necessary).
- A preliminary research proposal (not more than five pages)
- At least two confidential academic references
- Interview, if necessary
The applicants should apply to the registrar fulfilling the possible requirements. The Registrar will send the application documents to the department and the Departmental Graduate Committee (DGC) will select the applicants for the program on the basis of a sound undergraduate and postgraduate academic record, and a convincing statement of purpose which clearly describes their academic interest in the program and intended area of research.
Meeting these requirements does not necessarily ensure acceptance into a doctoral program. Applicants must receive departmental recommendation for admission after the application files are fully scrutinized. Admission is also contingent on fulfilling other requirements requested by the postgraduate office of the university and will be decided on the availability of appropriate faculty members in the department or elsewhere to serve in teaching and supervision, enough space and necessary resources in the department. Finally, the whole process will be approved by the department graduate committee (DGC) and the admission letter will be given to the applicants by the registrar office.
Advanced Research Methods
Development Theories, Practices and Policies
Population and Development
Integrated Environmental Resource Management
Seminar on Global Environmental issues and development practice
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Climate Change Governance and EIA Legal Frameworks