Graduate Studies

Do you want to help tackle the climate crisis, help to improve animal health, or bolster food security?

Join the great minds working to uncover solutions to our world’s most pressing issues.

Dalhousie’s Faculty of Agriculture boasts internationally recognized researchers across multiple disciplines leading state-of-the-art research laboratories. The Faculty also hosts a number of regionally unique centres and facilities, including the Centre for Sustainable Soil Management, the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada, the Canadian Centre for Fur Animal Research, the Atlantic Poultry Research Institute, and the Bio-Environmental Engineering Complex. Field research activities are further supported by an active 250-hectare research farm and features an experimental orchard, and a unique partnership with CASE IH providing students with access to the latest in farming and precision agriculture technologies.

MSc in Agriculture

The MSc program with a specialization in Agriculture is designed to provide a foundation for studies at the doctoral level and for professional careers in research and development, teaching, industry, and extension.

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PhD in Agricultural Sciences

The PhD program in Agricultural Sciences through the Faculty of Agriculture is the first doctoral degree in Agricultural Sciences offered in Atlantic Canada. This thesis-based program will allow students to pursue advanced-level knowledge in agriculture and develop expert skills in their discipline of focus, while producing original, high-quality research that will impact audiences ranging from international scholars to local farmers.

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Graduate Program FAQ 

Our Graduate Program FAQ page has answers to many of the questions new Applicants and Current Graduate Students may have. For further information regarding the Graduate Program in the Faculty of Agriculture please refer to the Graduate Program FAQ.

**Graduate supervision by a faculty member in the Faculty of Agriculture is a primary requirement for submitted graduate applications to be reviewed. Please consult Departmental Staff Directories for the individual contact information of faculty members in the Faculty of Agriculture.

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Required documents can be sent as a hard copy using the address below:

Graduate Studies Office
Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University
62 Cumming Drive
Truro, Nova Scotia
Canada, B2N 5E3


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All other information regarding Graduate Admissions, Graduate Studies Regulations can be found directly through the Faculty of Graduate