Agricultural Food & Nutritional Science Graduate Programs

The Department of AFNS attracts over $20 million in research funding every year. On main campus for research and teaching in plant, animal, food processing and bio-resource, Human Nutrition, Agri-Food Materials, Genomics and Proteomics and Food Microbiology. AFNS offers both thesis-based and course-based programs as well as a combined degree with the School of Business.


Animal Science

Research disciplines include nutrition and metabolism, microbiology, immunology, reproductive physiology, genetics and genomics, meat quality, and ethology to support optimal health and production efficiency in domestic animal species. 

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Food Science & Bioresource Technology

Food Science and Bioresource Technology research takes an integrated approach to value-added utilization of agricultural commodities, targeting both food and industrial products.

Research Team | Master of Agriculture | Master of Science | MBA/Masters of Agriculture Combined Degree | PhD | 

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Human Nutrition

Human Nutrition research explores the links between all aspects of nutrition and human health with the ultimate goal of preventing diseases and enhancing the quality of life. 

Research Team | Master of Agriculture | Master of Science | MBA/Masters of Agriculture Combined Degree | PhD | 

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Plant Biosystems

Plant Biosystems research crosses many disciplines in the areas of plant physiology, biochemistry,plant breeding, weed management, plant pathology, and rangeland management.

Research Team | Master of Agriculture | Master of Science | MBA/Masters of Agriculture Combined Degree | PhD | 

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Current Students

Students at the University of Alberta are responsible for the accuracy and completeness of their program requirements. They are bound by the contents of the University Calendar and standards contained therein.

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Graduate Student Services Office

6th Floor General Services Building (turn right off the elevators)

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