SELF‐ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE FOR APPLICANTS TO THE MFARE and MSC PROGRAMS IN FOOD, AGRICULTURAL & RESOURCE ECONOMICS
Will you have completed an Honours Bachelors degree in Food, Agricultural or Resource Economics or Food and Agricultural Business (or other field of economics) by the summer before you plan to start the MFARE or MSc?
YES → Go to Question 2.
NO → Go to Question 1.
QUESTION 1. Will you have completed a Bachelor's degree that meets the admission requirements regarding mathematical economics, statistics and core economic theory?
YES → Go to Question 2.
NO → Based on our experience your application is not likely to lead to an offer of admission.
QUESTION 2. Is your first language English?
YES → Go to Question 4.
NO → Go to Question 3.
QUESTION 3. Have you taken an acceptable standardized language test and achieved the minimum score?
YES → Please check your results against the following minimum acceptable requirements of the University as well as the Department requirements. If accepted you will be required to send official language scores directly to the Office of Graduate Studies.
If your score is adequate, go to Question 4. If not, you will need to improve your English language score prior to applying.
NO → You will need to take one of these tests to qualify for admission.
QUESTION 4. Is your average over the past two years B+ or higher? (B+ is equivalent to 75% or Upper Second Class)
YES → Proceed to Question 5.
NO → Based on our experience your application is likely to be ranked below the cut‐off for an offer of admission. However if you are close to B+, or if you have some indicators of potential success in an economics graduate program, you may choose to apply. If so, proceed to Question 5.
QUESTION 5. Do you want to specialize in food, agricultural or resource economics, rather than business or management applied to these areas?
(What's the difference? You should make sure you fully understand the difference. Our MFARE and MSc programs are not a business degree-rather social science degrees.)
YES → We encourage you to apply to our program. If you are a domestic student with an A average or better we will reimburse your application fees.
NO → We encourage you to look at another graduate program more closely related to business or management.
For more information on graduate studies within FARE:
For more information on graduate studies with the University - https://www.uoguelph.ca/graduatestudies/future/students