Master of Science (M. Sc.) in Agricultural Economics

McGill University

Date Posted: May 15, 2017
Submitted by: Shintaro Iwai
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Tags: economics
Program Type: Master's Degree
Completion: 1.5 years
Distance: Local Only


This program provides students with applied economic concepts and tools to identify, define, and analyze economic problems affecting the performance of the agri-food sector and the environment. The ideal prior preparation is an undergraduate degree in Agricultural Economics or Economics, including undergraduate courses in intermediate economic theory (micro and macro), calculus, algebra, statistics, and econometrics.

Attention is given to the development of analytical skills in the broad areas of agricultural, environmental, and ecological economics. Students may specialize, by way of their research program, in agribusiness, development, finance, marketing and trade, policy, and resource economics. The program prepares graduates for rewarding careers in research, analysis, and decision-making in academia, private and NGO sectors, and government.