Agricultural Economics

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Agricultural Economics

Location

Location

  • Department of Agricultural Economics
  • Macdonald Campus
  • 21,111 Lakeshore Road
  • Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue QC H9X 3V9
  • Canada

About Agricultural Economics

About Agricultural Economics

The goal of graduate training in Agricultural Economics is to provide students with the applied concepts and tools to identify, define, and analyze economic problems affecting the performance of the agri-food sector and the environment. Attention is given to:

  • the development of analytical skills in the broad areas of agricultural, environmental, and ecological economics;
  • development;
  • resource allocation in production and marketing in agriculture.

The program prepares graduates for rewarding careers in research, analysis, and decision-making in academia; private and NGO sectors; and government. For more information on the M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics, please refer to Natural Resource Sciences. Further details can also be found at www.mcgill.ca/nrs/academic/graduate/agricultural-economics.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated Jul. 15, 2016) (disclaimer)

Agricultural Economics Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Agricultural Economics Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

To be considered eligible for direct admission to the M.Sc. program, the applicant must have an undergraduate degree with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 3.0 out of a possible 4.0 (second class–upper division or equivalent) or a CGPA of 3.2/4.0 for the last two full-time academic years.

The ideal preparation is an undergraduate degree in Agricultural Economics or Economics, including undergraduate courses in intermediate economic theory (micro and macro), calculus, algebra, statistics, and econometrics. Candidates considered to have insufficient preparation in economics will be asked to take up to two additional undergraduate courses as part of their M.Sc. program.

When an applicant does not have sufficient background in economics for admission to the M.Sc., they may be admitted to a Qualifying program of one year of undergraduate courses. The CGPA requirement is the same as for the M.Sc.

Details on the M.Sc. are available from Natural Resource Sciences > Master of Science (M.Sc.); Agricultural Economics (Thesis) (46 credits). Further details can also be found at www.mcgill.ca/nrs/academic/graduate/agricultural-economics.

Application Procedures

Application Procedures

McGill’s online application form for graduate program candidates is available at www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply.

See University Regulations and Resources > Graduate > Graduate Admissions and Application Procedures > Application Procedures for detailed application procedures.

Additional Requirements

Additional Requirements

The items and clarifications below are additional requirements set by this department:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • The GRE – not required, but highly recommended

Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines

The application deadlines listed here are set by the Department of Agricultural Economics and may be revised at any time. Applicants must verify all deadlines and documentation requirements well in advance on the appropriate McGill departmental website; please consult the list at www.mcgill.ca/gps/contact/graduate-program.

Canadian International Special/Exchange/Visiting
Fall: May 31 Fall: March 15 Fall: Same as Canadian/International
Winter: N/A Winter: N/A Winter: N/A
Summer: N/A Summer: N/A Summer: N/A

Admission to graduate studies is competitive; accordingly, late and/or incomplete applications are considered only as time and space permit.

International applicants are advised to apply well in advance of these dates because immigration procedures may be lengthy.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated Jul. 15, 2016) (disclaimer)

Agricultural Economics Faculty

Agricultural Economics Faculty

Program Director
P.J. Thomassin
Associate Professor
P.J. Thomassin; B.Sc.(Agr.)(McG.), M.S., Ph.D.(Hawaii Pac.)
Assistant Professor
N. Kosoy; B.Sc.(Univ. Simon Bolivar), M.Sc.(Kent), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Univ. Autonoma de Barcelona)
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated Jul. 15, 2016) (disclaimer)
Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences—2016-2017 (last updated Jul. 15, 2016) (disclaimer)