VIII. Graduate Programs
Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics
The MSc program emphasizes the economics of agricultural markets, food business economics and resource and environmental economics.
The aim of the MSc program is to develop in students a fundamental understanding of economic principles and their application in identifying and solving relevant problems related to agriculture, food and related fields. The program also strives to develop appropriate analytical, methodological, and communication skills to enable students to analyze agriculture and resource problems effectively and explain their findings.
All students entering the Master of Science program must have achieved the University required minimum 70% (B-) average or equivalent. In addition, they are expected to have already taken, or be expected to take at the initiation of the program, the following basic courses:
These courses, if needed, normally are taken as make-up courses and do not carry graduate credit. In some instances they may be supplemented with other undergraduate courses at the discretion of the Departmental Graduate Program Committee. The Departmental Graduate Program Committee examines each application before the student is proposed to the School of Graduate Studies for admission into the program.
MSc students are required to complete successfully six taught courses plus a seminar course. The minimum course work requirements (assuming all undergraduate background requirements have been met) are:
Areas of study in the Program
The fields in which the Master's program at Guelph specializes are natural resource and environmental economics, food business economics and the economics of agricultural markets. For students wishing to specialize in one of these fields, the following course combinations are recommended:
Natural Resource and Environmental Economics:
Food Business Economics:
Economics of Agricultural Markets:
Note that students electing to take certain courses that are offered to MBA students in the department may be required by the Departmental Graduate Program Committee to complete successfully more than six taught courses.