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Soil Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #601 (QS) ,
The Department of Soil Science has a strong graduate student program for both M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees. Our topic areas are diverse, embracing all aspects of Soil Science related to agricultural and other ecosystems. 


Graduate students are required to obtain a comprehensive knowledge of soil science, but the department permits considerable variation in the selection of courses depending on the background of the student and the particular area of specialization. Graduates with knowledge or a major in soil science have had excellent career opportunities with agribusiness, environmental land use agencies or firms, and government agencies. M.Sc. and Ph.D. graduates are often employed in land inventory activities, research in the various areas of fundamental and applied soil science, expert positions in environmental or agronomic land use, and environmental consulting and extension.

The Department has an excellent working relationship with scientists at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Several of these scientists are adjunct professors, and undertake the funding and supervision of graduate student thesis research. The Department also has joint projects with the Freshwater Institute, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Environment Canada and the Canadian Forest Service, and works directly with Manitoba Agriculture and other members of the agri-food and environmental industries.


A number of the university's programs hold accreditation by provincial, Canadian and/or international professional accreditation bodies. 

Programme Structure

Courses offered:

  • Introduction to Agrometeorology
  • Soil Ecology
  • Physical Properties of Soils
  • Field Methods in Land Resource Science
  • Soils and Landscapes in our Environment
  • Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy
  • Soil Fertility
  • Soil and Water Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

  • Four-year Bachelor of Science degree
  • CV/Resume
  • Letters of Recommendation: 2

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10916 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10916 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4962 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4962 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Winnipeg

  • 1056 - 1650 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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