Nova Scotia Agricultural College

Nova Scotia Agricultural College



Research and Graduate Studies Office
NSAC, Cumming Hall, P.O. Box 550

NSAC, P.O. Box 550, Cumming Hall

Truro, NS


Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Agriculture represents a unique co-operative agreement between Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia Agricultural College to provide postgraduate education in agriculture in the Atlantic region. The degree is granted by Dalhousie University in association with the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, the only educational institution in the Atlantic region with the faculty and facilities capable of providing such a program of study. The program is designed to provide a foundation for Ph.D. level education and for professional careers in research and development, industry, extension and teaching. It also provides you with an opportunity for professional upgrading.

International Student Requirements:

English is the standard language of study at the NSAC and Dalhousie University. Thus, candidates whose native language is not English must demonstrate their capacity to pursue a graduate-level program in English before admission. The standard test is TOEFL. The minimum acceptable scores are 580 for the written TOEFL, 92 for the internet-based test and 237 for the computer-based test. It is also recommended that potential students taking the non-computer TOEFL test should also take the Test of Written English (TWE) component. Official TOEFL reports are to be submitted to NSAC (institution code 0844). The following other tests will also be accepted with the following minimum scores: MELAB, 90; IELTS, 7; CanTest, average of 4.5 with no band score lower than 4.0; CAEL, 60 overall ,with no band score lower than 50. The TOEFL requirement is waived if the applicant has completed a degree at an institution where the language of instruction is English.
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