University of Guelph - Office of Graduate Studies

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Food, Agriculture, and Resource Economics (MFARE)

University of Guelph - Office of Graduate Studies

Field of Study:Natural Resource Economics
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $2,497

This estimate represents the tuition per semester.


The Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics is a research intensive department that takes great pride in providing outstanding educational experiences and research and outreach activities. Our graduate programs emphasize the application of contemporary theories and state-of-the art tools to problems related to food and agriculture, resource use and economic development. Our aim in these graduate programs is to train future research and policy leaders. This training emphasizes the importance of policy relevant and issues oriented research, communicated with clarity, purpose and meaning.

The course-based degree (MFARE) requires either course work with a major research paper or course work alone. This degree is more structured and focuses on the direct application of knowledge to find solutions related to the agricultural industry. This program is ideal for those who wish to add to their academic credentials and pursue their career objectives in a shorter period of time. The MFARE can be completed in approximately 3 to 4 semesters.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  • MSc and MFARE - minimum 70% (B-) average over the past two years in a four-year honours degree in Food, Agriculture or Resource Economics (or in a field of economics)
  • Expected to have already taken the following basic courses as part of their undergraduate studies: intermediate level micro-economic theory (ECON*2310 or equivalent); calculus and matrix algebra with applications to economics (ECON*2770 or equivalent); and intermediate level statistics (ECON*3740 or equivalent)
  • Advanced microeconomic theory (ECON*3710 or equivalent) course at the undergraduate level is strongly recommended as preparation for the MFARE and MSc programs.
  • Applicants are not required to write the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on November 13, 2022