Soil Science

M.Sc. | Ph.D.

Application Fee: $100 CDN (non-refundable)

All applicants must meet the minimum admission requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

An acceptable English Language Proficiency test score is required, if applicable.

For initial assessment purposes only, copies of unofficial transcripts (uploaded to your application) are acceptable and preferred. Transcripts are required from each institution for the entire academic history, whether or not degree has been awarded, including institutions attended on an exchange. If the English copy is a translation, please include the original language as well.

Degree Certificates – All international transcripts must be accompanied by degree certificates that indicate that the degree has been awarded.

Master of Science

The M.Sc. thesis-based program consists of a combination of coursework and a research component.

Expected Duration

  • 2 years

Program Fees (Full Time)

Application Requirements

  • Four-year Bachelor of Science degree
  • CV/Resume
  • Letters of Recommendation: 2


Doctor of Philosophy

The Ph.D. option consists of coursework and a substantial research component.

Expected Duration

  • 3 years

Program Fees (Full Time)

Application Requirements

  • Master's degree in Soil Science or a related field
  • CV/Resume
  • Letters of Recommendation: 2


Application Deadlines

Please contact the Department of Soil Science before submitting an application for admission. Applications submitted without the support of a research supervisor are likely to be rejected.

Canadian / US Applicants
Term Start Date Deadline*  
Winter 2020 January October 1, 2019 Apply
Summer 2020 May February 1, 2020 Apply
Fall 2020 September June 1, 2020 Apply
Winter 2021 January October 1, 2020 Apply


International Applicants
Term Start Date Deadline*  
Summer 2020 May November 1, 2019 Apply
Fall 2020 September March 1, 2020 Apply
Winter 2021 January July 1, 2020 Apply



*Applicants should submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

The name of your preferred supervisor is required at time of application.

Course Listings

Department Website

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University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada
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