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Agricultural Economics

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, and 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, visit http://agrecon.mcgill.ca/grad.htm.

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. An application to the Qualifying program makes use of the same electronic application form as for the M.Sc. program.

More information is found at http://agrecon.mcgill.ca/grad.htm.

Application Procedures

Application Procedures

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

See Application Procedures for detailed application procedures.

Additional Requirements

Additional Requirements

The items and clarifications below are additional requirements set by this department:
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Proposal – not required, but highly recommended
  • Letters of Reference (2) must be printed on the letterhead of the referee's university or organization, and uploaded to the McGill application system
  • The GRE is not required, but it is highly recommended

Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines

Canadian International Special/Exchange/Visiting
Fall: June 30 Fall: March 31 Fall: Same as Canadian/International
Winter: N/A Winter: N/A Winter: N/A
Summer: N/A Summer: N/A Summer: N/A

Agricultural Economics Faculty

Agricultural Economics Faculty

Program Director
J.C. Henning
Associate Professors
J.C. Henning; B.Sc., Ph.D.(Guelph)
P.J. Thomassin; B.Sc.(Agr.)(McG.), M.S., Ph.D.(Hawaii Pac.)
Assistant Professors
N. Kosoy; B.Sc.(Univ. Simon Bolivar), M.Sc.(Kent), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Univ. Autonoma de Barcelona)
A. Naseem; B.Sc.(McG.), M.Sc.(Penn.), M.A., Ph.D.(Mich.)
Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences—2013-2014 (last updated Jul. 17, 2013) (disclaimer)