Skip to main content

This program provides the opportunity to analyze economic problems in rural, agricultural, and agri-food development and propose solutions.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a master’s degree in economics, agroeconomics, or an equivalent degree.

French proficiency

The language of instruction at Université Laval is French. Hence, a good knowledge of written and spoken French is highly recommended. 

English proficiency

Although knowledge of English is not a prerequisite for admission, students must be able to read and understand texts in English to successfully complete this program; in many courses, specialized documentation is mainly, if not exclusively, in English. Students who are not proficient enough in English may have difficulty in their studies Students must inquire at registration about the language requirements for their courses and research work. Students must have a good understanding of English and take steps to improve their English proficiency during their program if necessary. 

Université Laval's School of Languages has courses for students wishing to improve their French or English.

Language courses do not count toward program credits.

Research Areas

  • International trade and commerce
  • Rural development
  • Experimental economics
  • Environmental economics
  • Development economics
  • Agricultural financing and management
  • Agricultural policy


For a full list of professors, please refer to the descriptions on the Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences website giving their fields of research in agroeconomics.

A number of professors have an interest in supervising students under the agreement between UL and the CSC. Their areas of expertise and contact information are provided below.