M.Sc. On Campus


Dalhousie University

24 months
17733 CAD/year
10341 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc program with a specialization in Agriculture at Dalhousie University is designed to provide a foundation for studies at the doctoral level and for professional careers in research and development, teaching, industry and extension.


The program

As the program in Agriculture at Dalhousie University is research centred, all students must complete a research thesis embodying original contribution in the thesis field of study. The thesis is defended at an oral examination.

Students are required to take a minimum of four (4) graduate courses (3.0 credit hours each). The graduate class Communication Skills and Graduate Seminar is a required class. The remaining three (3) courses are selected by the student in consultation with his or her supervisor.

In addition, students must be admitted to candidacy within the first four to six months of their program, must do a teaching assistantship in at least one undergraduate class in order to gain knowledge and experience in classroom instruction and must present at one Graduate Research Day.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Agribiology
  • Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics, and Rural Studies
  • Agricultural Chemistry
  • Agricultural Technology
  • Animal Science
  • Aquaculture
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Food Science
  • Plant Science
  • Soil Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Four-year Bachelor’s degree
  • Confirmation of Supervision
  • An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV) 
  • Degree granted by university of recognized standing
  • Complete the graduate application form (online application)
  • Pay $115 application fee
  • An official academic transcript and degree certificate (if degree conferral not stated on Transcripts) for each post-secondary institution attended
  • Two academic reference letters

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17733 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17733 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    10341 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10341 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Halifax

1235 - 1956 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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