The majority of graduate programs are NOT impacted by recent government announcements about tuition increases.

PhD students from the rest of Canada will continue to pay Quebec fees.
International PhD fees will see the same 3% increase as Quebec fees.

Agricultural Economics (M.Sc.)

Program Description

The Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Agricultural Economics (Thesis) offered by the Department of Agricultural Economics in the Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences is a research-intensive program that emphasizes engaging and evidenced-based learning opportunities. The program's objective is to equip students with skills in problem-solving, data analysis, and literature synthesis to either continue their studies or pursue professional opportunities.

Keywords: Environmental economics, Applied economics, Resource economics, Development economics, Agribusiness, Experimental economics, Behavioural Economics, Sustainable development

Unique Program Features

  • Student will develop analytical skills in the broad areas of agricultural, environmental, and ecological economics;
  • Through the program's learning activities, students will learn to apply concepts and tools to identify, define, and analyze economic problems affecting the performance of the agri-food sector and the environment;
  • As part of the thesis component, students may specialize in agribusiness, development, finance, marketing and trade, policy, and resource economics;
  • Graduates pursue careers in a variety of areas including academia (research, analysis, and decision-making), the private sector, in Non-Government Organizations, and with the government.

University-Level Admission Requirements

  • An eligible Bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA out of a possible 4.0 GPA
  • English-language proficiency

Each program has specific admission requirements including required application documents. Please visit the program website for more details.

Visit our Educational credentials and grade equivalencies and English language proficiency webpages for additional information.

Program Website

MSc in Agricultural Economics website

Department Contact

Graduate Program gradstudies.macdonald [at] (subject: MSc%20in%20Agricultural%20Economics) (email)

Available Intakes


Application Deadlines

Intake Applications Open Application Deadline - International Application Deadline - Domestic (Canadian, Permanent Resident of Canada)
FALL September 15 January 15 May 31

Note: Application deadlines are subject to change without notice. Please check the application portal for the most up-to-date information.

Application Resources

Application Workshops

Consult our full list of our virtual application-focused workshops on the Events webpage.

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