Faculty of Agriculture

Master of Science (MSc)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)



The Faculty of Agriculture at Dalhousie University (Truro Campus) offers a MSc in Agriculture and a PhD in Agricultural Sciences, in a broad range of specialties. The MSc program is thesis-based and designed to provide a foundation for subsequent studies at the doctoral level, and for professional careers in research and development, teaching, industry, and extension. The PhD program allows students to pursue advanced-level knowledge in agriculture and develop expert skills in their discipline of focus, while producing original, high-quality thesis-based research that will impact audiences ranging from international scholars to local farmers. Doctoral students will become independent, competent, critical thinkers who will be ready for a wide range of career options in academia, private industry, and government. Scholarships and other forms of financial support for students are available.

Research Areas

  • Agribiology
  • Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics, and Rural Studies
  • Agricultural Chemistry
  • Agricultural Technology
  • Animal Science
  • Aquaculture
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Food Science
  • Plant Science
  • Soil Science

Admission Requirements

Candidates must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Contact Information

Subject Code: AGRI
Tel: 902-893-6502
Address: Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University
PO Box 550
Truro, NS B2N 5E3
Graduate Coordinator: Gordon Price
Graduate Coordinator Tel: 902-896-2461
Graduate Coordinator Email:
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