MDS is located in Kroeger College in the Faculty of Public Affairs with the below management team.
The MDS core faculty are cross-listed appointments from a number of disciplines and interdisciplinary units on campus (currently 17). Core faculty are actively involved in the supervision of MDS students, teach MDS electives or core courses, and/or serve on committees for the MDS.
The MDS faculty associates (including the core faculty) members are drawn from 25 different academic units in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Public Affairs.
The MDS administration provides administrative support for the MDS program.