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.

Renewable Resources (M.Sc.)

Program Description

The Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Renewable Resources (Thesis) offered by the Department of Natural Resource Sciences in the Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences is a research-intensive program that emphasizes transformative and in-depth learning opportunities. The program's objective is to equip students with skills in data analysis, resourceful thinking, and presentation skills to either continue their studies or pursue professional opportunities.

In addition to the regular program, students may also specialize by taking an option:

Neotropical Environment option: is aimed at students who wish to focus their graduate research on environmental issues relevant to the Neotropics and Latin American countries.

Keywords: Ecology, Environmental Biology, Forest Science, Soil Science, Wildlife Biology, Environmental Ecotoxicology, Sustainability, Socio-Ecological System assessment, Natural Resource Management.

Unique Program Features

  • Faculty members common areas of interest include environmental and ecological economics, environmental health and toxicology, forest ecology, fish and fisheries biology, landscape ecology, limnology, micrometeorology, soil science, and wildlife biology;
  • Graduates pursue careers in academia, government agencies, and industry.

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 Renewable Resources website

Department Contact

Graduate Program gradstudies.macdonald [at] (subject: MSc%20in%20Renewable%20Resources) (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
WINTER February 15 July 15 September 1

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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