Graduate Programs Requirements

Requirements for the M.Sc. Degree

Students must complete a 45-credit course and research program established by their supervisor and advisory committee. The program will consist of:

  1. MSc Letter of Understanding, to be completed with your supervisor and uploaded to myProgress as a “Milestone”, by the end of your first semester;
  2. Two 3-credit graduate level courses (6 credits total);
  3. MSc Thesis I PLNT 664 (12 credits);
  4. MSc Thesis II PLNT 665 (12 credits);
  5. MSc Thesis III PLNT 666 (15 credits);
  6. Presentation of thesis research project progress/results at “Research Horizons” (weekly graduate student and invitational seminar) PLNT 690;
  7. Weekly attendance at invitational seminar “Research Horizons”;
  8. Submission of research thesis

Additional courses may be required at the discretion of the student's supervisor and advisory committee. Plant Science research programs at the Master’s level normally require two years for completion.

Requirements for the Ph.D. Degree

Students will follow the program of study established by their supervisor and advisory committee. This program will consist of:

  1. PhD Letter of Understanding, to be completed with your supervisor and uploaded to myProgress as a “Milestone”, by the end of your first semester;
  2. PhD comprehensive examination PLNT 701, which must be taken within 15 months of first registering in the program;
  3. Presentation of thesis research project progress/results at “Research Horizons” (weekly graduate student and invitational seminar) PLNT 691;
  4. Weekly attendance at invitational seminar “Research Horizons”;
  5. Submission and oral defense of research thesis.

Some important documents for graduate students

Plant Science Graduate Student Handbook 2021-2022

Student-Supervisor Letter of Understanding Form

Graduate Student Research Progress Tracking Report Form

 

For more graduate program information contact:

erin.minnett [at] mcgill.ca (Erin Minnett)

Graduate Program Coordinator
Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, MS2-074
Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
McGill University Macdonald Campus
21,111 Lakeshore Road
Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC H9X 3V9
Tel:  514-398-7560

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