Graduate Programs Requirements

Requirements for the M.Sc. Degree

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

  1. Two 3-credit graduate level courses
  2. MSc Thesis I PLNT 664;
  3. MSc Thesis II PLNT 665;
  4. MSc Thesis III PLNT PLNT 666;
  5. Attendance at invitational seminar (PLNT 690 and PLNT 691);
  6. Additional courses may be required at the discretion of the candidate's supervisory committee. Plant Science research programs normally require two years for completion.

Requirements for the Ph.D. Degree

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

  1. PhD comprehensive examination PLNT 701, which must be taken within 15 months of first registering in the program;
  2. Attendance at invitational seminar (PLNT 690 and PLNT 691).
  3. Thesis is required.
  • Students who have taken their MSc degree at McGill University will be required to spend one term in study at another research institution.

Some important documents for graduate students

PDF icon Plant Science Graduate Handbook 2016-2017

GPS Graduate Student Research Progress Tracking Report Form 2016

Casper W. Owen application form 

PDF icon GREAT travel award application form


For more graduate program information contact:

erin.minnett [at] (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