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Agricultural Food and Nutritional Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #101 (ARWU) Edmonton, Canada
The MSc course-based degree in Agricultural Food and Nutritional Science at the University of Alberta is a 2 year course-based program designed for professionals who have been with government, industry, or private practice and who wish to return for upgrading and specialization. 

Overview

The MSc course-based degree in Agricultural Food and Nutritional Science at the University of Alberta attracts over $20 million in research funding every year. 

On main campus for research and teaching in plant, animal, food processing and bio-resource, Human Nutrition, Agri-Food Materials, Genomics and Proteomics and Food Microbiology. AFNS offers both thesis-based and course-based programs as well as a combined degree with the School of Business.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Individual Study 
  • Advanced Study of Food Fermentations 
  • Processing of Milk and Dairy Products 
  • Muscle Food Science and Technology 
  • Rangeland Plant Communities of Western Canada 
  • Science and Technology of Cereal and Oilseed Processing 
  • Applied Bioinformatics 
  • Renewable Biomaterials 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Minimum Requirements
  • Four-year undergraduate degree (preferably Science or Engineering based), or its academic equivalent, from a recognized institution, and:
  • Grade point average (GPA) of 3.3 out of 4.0 or B+ on a letter-based scale in the last two years (approximately 60 credits) of post-secondary study.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10500 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10500 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5575 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5575 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Edmonton

  • 1201 - 2000 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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