Address, understand and rigorously pursue solutions to pressing global challenges via an LFS graduate program. You’ll work with innovative faculty and inspiring peers in cutting-edge labs, well-equipped facilities and real-world settings. And while working on answers to some of the world’s biggest issues, you’ll actively progress towards a vital and rewarding career.
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Consider Your Program
LFS offers six Research-Based Programs for graduate students. Each program deepens your understanding of critical global issues and supports your pursuit of pioneering new solutions to major challenges. LFS also offers four Course-based Master’s Programs. These intensive, vocation-forward programs prepare students for dynamic careers in several real-world fields.
LFS researchers are deeply involved in tackling essential issues. Through in-class work, intensive lab learning and experiential work in the field or overseas, you will be supervised by faculty members who are recognized as pioneering experts. Visit our Research Supervisors page to view LFS faculty members and their research interests.
Awards & Scholarships
A wide range of financial support is available to LFS graduate students, and this includes multiple funding options. Newly admitted graduate students in research-based MSc and PhD programs are guaranteed funding packages of $16,000/year for two years (MSc) and $22,000 for each of the first four years for PhD students, provided they maintain good academic standing.
Applied Animal Biology (MSc, PhD)
Deepening your understanding of animal welfare, behavior and physiology as well as livestock management, aquaculture and wildlife.
Human Nutrition (MSc, PhD)
Tackling major issues in diet and disease, nutrient metabolism, nutrition behaviours and nutrition through the life cycle.
Plant Science (MSc, PhD)
Interrogating key issues and designing innovative programs to address fundamental global biological challenges.
Course-based Master’s Programs
Master of Land and Water Systems (MLWS)
Addressing emerging issues in food security, resource conservation, climate change adaptation and more with a skills-based vocational approach.
Master of Food & Resource Economics (MFRE)
Tackling the fast-moving demographic, environmental and technological challenges that directly affect food systems and natural resources.