M.Sc. On Campus

Plant Science

McGill University

24 months
9330 CAD/year
4252 CAD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Plant Science Department at McGill University offers an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Plant Science with options in Bioinformatics, Environment, or Neotropical Environment, and provides for study in all fields of plant science.


About this Program

Research facilities—both field and laboratory—are available for investigations in plant breeding, crop physiology, crop management, crop quality, plant ecology, the epidemiology and biology of plant diseases, epigenetics, biosystematics, recombinant DNA technology, mycology, weed biology, tissue culture, plant biochemistry, and bioinformatics. Plant Science facilities at McGill University include:

  • Horticultural Research Centre
  • Emile A. Lods Agronomy Research Centre
  • greenhouses
  • growth cabinets
  • McGill University Herbarium
  • multi-scale imaging facility
  • genome editing laboratory
  • plant-pest containment laboratory
  • field phenomics platform

An advisory committee is named for each student and has the responsibility of developing the program of study appropriate to the student's background and area of specialization.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • crop quality
  • plant ecology
  • epigenetics
  • biosystematics
  • weed biology
  • tissue culture

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3.2 (recommended)
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application and application fee
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Writing sample/portfolio
  • A research supervisor
  • Study permits/student visas

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9330 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9330 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4252 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4252 CAD per year during 24 months.
Local: 1,362.60 CAD 


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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