Soil Science, M.Sc. | University of Saskatchewan | Saskatoon, Canada
24 months
9396 CAD/year
4698 CAD/year
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The Soil Science MSc at University of Saskatchewan is an international leader in field-based, landscape-scale research and faculty are actively involved in research that focuses on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem health—linking basic micro-scale science (involving synchrotron-based, molecular-scale studies to elucidate fundamental processes at work) to real world issues at the landscape .


Program Details

The Department of Soil Science at University of Saskatchewan, established in 1919, is a major centre of superior teaching and research both within Canada and internationally. The department places a strong emphasis on teaching, research, extension and service programs that address soil science and environmental issues at the provincial, national and international levels. The faculty, which includes adjunct professors from other departments, schools, and institutes on campus; government institutions (e.g., Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Environment Canada and Natural Resources Canada) has particular strengths in applied pedology, agronomy & agroforestry, environmental soil chemistry & ecotoxicology, soil reclamation & remediation, and climate change adaptation & mitigation.

Areas of research strength include applied pedology, nutrient cycling and management, environmental soil science, soil remediation and reclamation, soil biology, soil chemistry, soil fertility, soil physics and hydrology, soil-plant interactions.

The Soil Science MSc program at University of Saskatchewan provides core expertise in soil and environmental sciences and offers opportunities for advanced study and research leading to M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees.

Areas of research strength include:

  • applied pedology
  • nutrient cycling and management
  • environmental soil science
  • soil remediation and reclamation
  • soil biology
  • soil chemistry
  • soil fertility
  • soil physics and hydrology
  • soil-plant interactions

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Ethics and Integrity
  • Ethics and Integrity in Human Research
  • Physical Chemical and Biological Characterization of Soils
  • Experimental Design in Soil Sciences
  • Seminar
  • Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a cumulative weighted average of at least a 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e. 60 credit units)
  • a four-year honours degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study

Tuition Fee

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    9396 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 9396 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4698 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4698 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Saskatoon

1279 - 1865 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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