University of Guelph - Office of Graduate Studies

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Food, Agriculture, and Resource Economics

University of Guelph - Office of Graduate Studies

Field of Study:Natural Resource Economics
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $2,331

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 thesis-based (MSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree programs strive to develop appropriate analytical, methodological, and communication skills to enable students to analyze agriculture and resource problems effectively and explain their findings. The MSc requires both course work and a thesis. This program can be completed in approximately 5 to 6 semesters. The PhD program requires course work, successful completion of a qualifying exam and the defense of a research-based thesis with completion in approximately 12 semesters.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*73
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  • PhD - minimum of 73% (B) in your Master’s program equivalent to the MSc in FARE (Note: most successful applicants have an average of 80%, A-, or higher.)
  • Test Scores:
    • Graduate Record Examination
    Application Notes :
  • Applicants are required to write the General Graduate Record Examination (GRE-General only).
  • * 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