Dec 03, 2023
Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology
515 General Services Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H1
The Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Agriculture in Agricultural and Resource Economics/Rural Sociology, Master of Science in Agricultural and Resource Economics, Forest Economics, Rural Sociology, and Risk and Community Resilience, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Agricultural and Resource Economics, Forest Economics, and Rural Sociology. A joint program leading to dual degrees of Master of Business Administration and Master of Agriculture is also offered. Areas of emphasis in graduate programs include: the economics of agricultural markets and price behavior; production economics and agricultural business management; economics of agricultural and rural development; economics of policy intervention; environmental and natural resource economics, forest economics, rural sociology, environmental and resource sociology, community-based resource management, indigenous knowledge systems, resource policy analysis, and agroforestry. Department program guidelines are contained in the REES Graduate Studies Handbook.
For master’s programs, the Department’s minimum admission requirements are an undergraduate degree with an admission GPA of at least 3.0 on the 4-point scale from the University of Alberta, or an equivalent qualification and standing from a recognized institution. The admission GPA will be calculated on the last 60 units of graded coursework completed, or on the equivalent of the last two years of full-time graded coursework.
For doctoral programs, the Department’s minimum admission requirements are an approved master’s degree with an admission GPA of at least 3.3 on the 4-point scale from the University of Alberta, or an equivalent qualification and standing from a recognized institution. The admission GPA will be calculated on the last 60 units of graded coursework completed, or on the equivalent of the last two years of full-time graded coursework.
Where applicable, applicants must meet the minimum English Language Requirement .
Applicants to the PhD program are required to submit a test score for a Graduate Record Examination (verbal, quantitative, and analytical sections).
Applicants to the MAg/MBA program are required to submit a test score for a Graduate Management Admission Test.
Applicants are also required to submit a CV, statement of interests, and three letters of reference.
In order to be considered for funding, applications must be submitted by February 15.
The final application deadline is May 1.
All applications are for entry in the Fall term
The Department automatically considers all applicants for graduate teaching and research assistantships. To ensure consideration the candidate’s application and supporting documents must be received by the Department before February 15. Applications received after that date will be considered for assistantships only if funds are still available. Details of scholarships and other sources of financial assistance are included on the FGSR website at www.gradstudies.ualberta.ca
Graduate Program Requirements
Combined Degree Programs
Graduate courses can be found in Course Listings , under the following subject headings:
Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC)
Forest Economics (FOREC)
Interdisciplinary (INT D)
Rural Sociology (R SOC)