¿Qué aprenderé?

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.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the master of science (boreal ecosystems and agricultural sciences) program , students will be able to demonstrate:

  • An advanced understanding of the concepts and principles governing boreal ecosystems and agriculture
  • Advanced professional writing skills to allow conceptualization and development of comprehensive research programs, e.g., critical evaluation of scientific literature, formulating research questions, hypothesis development, selection and evaluation of research protocols and methodology; data collection, handling, analysis and interpretation, and as well as dissemination strategies.
  • Ability to conduct independent research projects under controlled and field conditions to answer research questions in areas such as agronomy, plant science, climate change, soil science/microbiology and land & water resources.
  • Understanding, and operational knowledge to carry out analytical activities on both laboratory and field equipment relevant to their area of specialization.
  • Ability to analyse and interpret the factors that can contribute to food security in the context of climate change
  • Ability to apply relevant knowledge, skills and technologies to assess issues and offer solutions to applied and environmental problems related to management of boreal ecosystems, including farming

Career opportunities

Upon completion of the program, you'll be equipped with a broad set of skills that will prepare you to work in environmental and agricultural industries and related fields such as:

  • food industry
  • forestry
  • natural resources
  • science education

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

School of Science and the Environment

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (2 )

Costos de estudio
CAN $1,074 - CAN $1,611/semester
Fecha de inicio

Esperado Septiembre 2020


School of Science and the Environment

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University University of Newfoundland,

20 University Drive,


Newfoundland and Labrador (NL),

A2H 5G4, Canada

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

English Language Requirements: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a paper-based score of 550 (or higher)/computer-based score of 213 (or higher) or Internet-based with a score of 80 (or higher) and the Test of Written English (TWE) with a score of 4 (or higher); Michigan Test of English Proficiency with a score of 85% (or higher); English Language Testing Service (ELTS) Test with an average band score of 6.5 or higher; Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment with a minimum score of between 50 and 60 in each of four bands, with at least 2 band scores of 60; Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST) with a Band Level 4.5 in the listening comprehension and reading comprehension sub-tests and a score of 4 in writing; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with minimum scores of 58 in each of reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Para estudiantes internacionales

Students should hold a bachelor’s (honours) degree, typically in science, agriculture, forestry, engineering, geography or environmental science with at least second-class standing, or equivalent, from an approved institution or equivalent qualifications and/or experience in environmental science.

English language requirements

  • TOEFL - Paper-based score of 550 (or higher), or Internet-based with a score of 80 (or higher).
  • IELTS - An average band score of 6.5 or higher.
  • MELAB - A score of 85% (or higher)
  • PTE Academic - Minimum scores of 58 in each of reading, writing, listening, and speaking