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Plant Agriculture

University of Guelph

M.Sc.
24 months
Duration
13674 CAD/year
4754 CAD/year
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About

The Plant Agriculture program of University of Guelph is divided into four areas: Plant Biochemistry and Physiology, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Crop Production Systems, and Bioproducts.

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Overview

The Plant Agriculture program of University of Guelph studies the strongly rooted crop science and horticultural science but we now encompass applied bioinformatics; molecular genetics; genomics; field, horticultural and greenhouse crops; plant breeding; turf and grassland studies; environmental sustainability; weed science/ecology; and the use of plant materials for health, fibres and industrial products. Furthermore, we recognize that society’s expectations of agriculture are changing to include a wide range of health and environmental services such as producing food with nutraceuticals, protecting biodiversity, mitigating climate change and providing alternative energy sources.

Research Fields

  • Plant Biochemistry & Physiology
  • Plant Breeding & Genetics
  • Crop Production Systems
  • Bioproducts

Ideal for students interested in:

  • Increasing plant production efficiency
  • Developing new varieties
  • Understanding plant growth and development
  • Weed control
  • Plant-environment interactions 
  • Discovering new environmentally friendly industrial materials

Career opportunities

  • Crop Consultant
  • Breeder/Geneticist
  • Plant Physiologist
  • R&D Bio-Based Plastics 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Plant Breeding
  • Colloquium in Plant Genetics and Breeding
  • Advanced Plant Genetics
  • Physiological and Developmental Genetics in Plants 
  • Plant Breeding
  • Applied Bioinformatics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
B (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
89 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The MSc requires a Baccalaureate degree in an honours plant science/ biology program, or equivalent, from a recognized university or college with at least a B average over the last two years of full-time study (or equivalent).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13674 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6837 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4754 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2377 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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