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Graduate Programs for International Students at OAC

Study food, agriculture, communities and the environment in Canada

For 150 years, the University of Guelph's Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) has inspired globally-focused leaders to build a more sustainable and connected world through a focus on food, agriculture, environment and communities. By completing your graduate degree at "Canada's food university," you're part of a safe, diverse and inclusive community that is driven to Improve Life.

Graduate programs at OAC include course-based masters programs for those wanting career-focused, hands-on learning as well as thesis-based masters and PhD programs for those wishing to gain academic research expertise.

#1 in Canada
for agriculture and food studies
150 year legacy
of developing global leaders in the food and agriculture sector
2,000 international students
from nearly 130 different countries
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Learn from Canada's best.

Graduate programs at U of Guelph's Ontario Agricultural College will set your career up for success. Programs include masters and doctoral programs in animal science, environmental science, food safety, plant and agriculture, agricultural economics, landscape architecture, capacity development and more.

OAC's course-based masters programs provide flexible, in-depth skill development for those wishing to enhance career opportunities in the private and public sector. Program length ranges from 1-3 years.

Meet Sasikumar

Food Science master's student
From India
Advice to future students: Find a good balance between your personal life and your studies and make friends (which is easy to do a U of G).

"The University of Guelph is a perfect place to study your masters. The U of G ranks top in Canada and around the world."

Meet Zahra

PhD Food Science student
From Iran
Advice to future students: Know that you're making a great choice in attending the University of Guelph!"

"I've always dreamt about studying under the faculty at the University of Guelph"

Resources and information for international students