Plant Agriculture, M.Sc. | University of Guelph | Guelph, Canada
24 months
15332 CAD/year
6412 CAD/year
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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.


Key facts

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


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application deadline is ongoing.


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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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

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  • International

    15332 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7666 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    6412 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3206 CAD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Guelph

1157 - 1804 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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