Master of Science in Agricultural Economics (MSc)

Quick Facts

Degree
Master of Science
Subject
Agriculture and Forestry
Mode of delivery
On campus
Specialization
Agricultural Economics
Program Components
Coursework + Thesis required
Faculty
Faculty of Land and Food Systems
 

Applicant Information

The Agricultural Economics program is no longer accepting students.

Overview

The Food and Resource Economics (FRE) Group offers both a research master's degree, the Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Agricultural Economics, and a professional master's degree, the Master of Food and Resource Economics (M.F.R.E.). The M.Sc. is designed for careers where research is a main component, while the M.F.R.E. is designed for careers in industry or government.

In both degrees, coursework provides students with rigorous training in applied economics and quantitative methods. In the M.Sc., students develop specialized research skills by working with faculty throughout UBC on important real-world issues. FRE faculty members have direct experience working in the food and resource sectors, both domestically and internationally in Europe and Asia, particularly with developing countries.

What makes the program unique?

Applied economics and quantitative methods are central parts of the program, but the focus includes important issues in resource economics, commodity markets, health and food, environment, international agriculture, and related policy questions.

 

Requirements

TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement

90
22
21
22
21

IELTS Overall Score Requirement

6.5
6.0
6.0
6.0
6.0

Career Options

The AGEC program provides graduate training in agricultural and resource economics for a research-oriented career. Graduates are employed in government research, government program design, evaluation and implementation, as well in private firms and NGOs. A significant and growing proportion of graduates work overseas for aid agencies, project implementing firms, other private firms, as well as NGOs. Careers in university teaching and research is an option for those who choose to further their education with a PhD or an advanced degree in Law or Business.

Tuition / Program Costs

FeesCanadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / DiplomatInternational
Application Fee$102.00$165.00
Tuition *
Installments per year33
Tuition per installment$1,600.60$2,811.98
Tuition per year$4,801.80$8,435.94
Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible) $3,200.00 (-)
Other Fees and Costs
Student Fees (yearly)$923.38 (approx.)
Costs of living (yearly)starting at $16,884.10 (check cost calculator)
* Regular, full-time tuition. For on-leave, extension, continuing or part time (if applicable) fees see UBC Calendar.
All fees for the year are subject to adjustment and UBC reserves the right to change any fees without notice at any time, including tuition and student fees. In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.

Statistical Data

Enrolment Data

 20162015201420132012
Applications  7514
Offers     
New registrations     
Total enrolment   14

Completion Rates & Times

This program has a graduation rate of 90% based on 10 students admitted between 2006 - 2009. Based on 5 graduations between 2012 - 2015 the minimum time to completion is 2.00 years and the maximum time is 4.00 years with an average of 3.06 years of study. All calculations exclude leave times.
Disclaimer
Admissions data refer to all UBC Vancouver applications, offers, new registrants for each year, May to April [data updated: 12 July 2017]. Enrolment data are based on March 1 snapshots. Program completion data are only provided for datasets comprised of more than 4 individuals. Rates and times of completion depend on a number of variables (e.g. curriculum requirements, student funding), some of which may have changed in recent years for some programs [data updated: 8 April 2016].

Research Supervisors

This list shows faculty members with full supervisory privileges who are affiliated with this program. It is not a comprehensive list of all potential supervisors as faculty from other programs or faculty members without full supervisory privileges can request approvals to supervise graduate students in this program.

  • Barichello, Richard (Capitlization of Government program benefits , quota systems and markets, agricultural policy, trade,industrial and agricultural pocliy reform in South East Asian Countries, economics of raw material export)
  • Gulati, Sumeet (Tax Incentives for Hybrid or Electric Vehicles, Carbon Tax, Cap and Trade, India, Effectiveness of environmental policy, political economy of environmental and trade policy, international trade and its effect on the environment)
  • McAusland, Carol (Interactions between globalization and public good provision, impacts of trade liberalization on environmental politics, potential use of trade policy to stem damages from exotic species introductions and biological invasions Environmental impacts of international trade, implications of skilled labor migration for the global provision of public goods)
  • Vercammen, James (agri-food markets, agri-environmental contracts, agri-risk and insurance, commodity futures markets)
 
 

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