M.Sc. On Campus

Applied Microbiology

University of Saskatchewan

24 months
6730 CAD/year
4260 CAD/year
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Saskatchewan is known as the "bread basket of Canada", referring to its strength as a primary producer of agricultural commodities and its contributions to the natural and applied sciences and biotechnology. Apply to the Applied Microbiology MSc program offered by University of Saskatchewan.


Program Details

The Food and Bioproduct Sciences Department has two main streams of research; food science and applied microbiology. Both of these areas involve the development and application of science and technology in pre- and post-harvest agriculture and in adding value to primary agriculture products. In recent years, interdisciplinary research between the two streams has resulted in improved food safety and security, which have pushed the research frontier beyond traditional food and microbial products. 

The Food and Bioproduct Sciences Department aims to fully utilize renewable bioresources to produce healthy foods and consumer acceptable bioproducts to support our health, the environment, and a sustainable bioeconomy.

At the Applied Microbiology MSc program offered by University of Saskatchewan you will study the microbial world and the way it interacts with our own. It looks at how we can harness and utilize the powers of the microbes in areas ranging from biotechnology to pest control, to bio-refineries, to pharmaceutical applications. A wide range of microbial bioproducts is possible.

Faculty interests include: value-added crop utilization; novel techniques to detect food adulteration and traceability; lipid quality, utilization and biotechnology; food nanotechnology; food enzymology; meat quality; functional foods, nutraceuticals and nutrigenomics; microbial bioproducts and biotechnology; fermentation and formulation technologies; food and environmental microbiology; carbohydrate quality and utilization; protein quality and utilization; biocontrol of molds and mycotoxins; and mycology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Food nanotechnology
  • Nutrigenomics, Molecular Geontology, Genome Organization
  • Protein quality and utilization
  • Molecular biology and biotechnology of nutraceuticals, bioactive lipids and industrial biochemicals.
  • Molecular Mycology and Biotechnology, Microbiome and Endosymbionts, Biocontrol, Mycotoxins
  • Carbohydrate quality and utilization, dietary fiber, crop quality and processing.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • International applications should be completed at least three months prior to the start of the term to allow time for processing of student visa documents.


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
B (recommended)

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
  • Adequate preparation to undertake research work

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6730 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6730 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4260 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4260 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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