Boreal Ecosystems and Agricultural Sciences

Why Boreal Ecosystems and Agricultural Sciences @ Memorial?

Memorial University's Master of Science in Boreal Ecosystems and Agricultural Sciences program is a rigorous, hands-on study of resources and agriculture in the context of boreal ecosystems. The program focuses on the science and economics of plant, soil, land, and water resources. The program integrates brand-new labs in the Boreal Ecosystems Research Facilities, and through a combination of course, lab, and field work, and a required thesis, helps prepare students for any number of careers in environmental and agricultural industries.

Grenfell Campus is renowned for its environmental programming which enables students in its programs to draw upon a wide range of faculty with diverse environmental interests. Located in western Newfoundland, Grenfell is ideally placed to provide hands-on experiences in a diverse boreal environment. This includes wetlands, boreal forest, the Atlantic Ocean, numerous river systems, and sub-arctic tundra. With approximately 1,300 students, the university campus is an ideal size to allow students to work closely with faculty in pursuit of their studies.

Description of programs

  • MSc – The MSc program requires a selection of core courses and courses for specialization, followed by a mandatory thesis.

Contact a faculty supervisor

Graduate applicants interested in research-based programs are strongly encouraged to connect with a faculty supervisor at the time of application. Visit the Master of Science in Boreal Ecosystems and Agricultural Sciences program website for a list of faculty members, their research interests, and contact information. You may also use the Yaffle search application to find a supervisor you may wish to work with.

The School of Graduate Studies offers advice on how to search for and contact potential supervisors. Need more help? Try attending one of our webinars and information sessions for prospective graduate students.

Minimum admission requirements

  • MSc – Bachelor's degree (minimum second class) in an appropriate area of study

 Note: All figures are in Canadian dollars and subject to change. Fees are approved by the University’s Board of Regents. In the event of a discrepancy between the fees approved by the Board and those published on this website, the fees approved by the Board will prevail. Financial policies are enforced through the Department of Financial and Administrative Services. For the complete and official list of all fees and charges, visit

Program Information
Degrees Offered:





Msc: 2 years



Application Deadline:

February 1 for Fall admission

April 1 for Winter admission


MSc: $13,453

Tuition (NL students):

MSc: $635-$953/semester

Tuition (Other Canadian students):

MSc: $826-$1,239/semester

Tuition (International students):

MSc: $1,074-$1,611/semester

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