Master of Environmental Science

The Master of Environmental Science (MEnvSc) program is a 12-month course-based professional program committed to the development of well-trained practitioners in environmental science, primarily to meet the needs of industry, governments, and environmental policy/education organizations.

The MEnvSc offers three fields of study:

  • Terrestrial and Aquatic Systems: A major focus is understanding the flux of contaminants and excess nutrients through surface and sub-surface environments and the methods/solutions needed to remediate contaminated or damaged environmental systems.
  • Conservation and Biodiversity: A major focus is the application of ecological theory and principles to real-world conservation challenges.
  • Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation: Students are trained in the science, data analysis, and rigorous assessment process for the impacts of climate change on a wide range of natural and human systems.

Each field is designed to allow flexibility for students with different backgrounds. All options have access to a broad range of course offerings.

In all three fields, after eight months of coursework, students complete either a 4-month:

The MEnvSc program has the support of two dedicated internship coordinators who help students find and successfully complete an internship by focusing on the development of their job seeking, interpersonal, communication, and critical thinking skills.

The MEnvSc program works closely with a broad employer base for internship opportunities.

Research-stream students receive intensive and individualized academic and research support from supervisors of their choice.

A Part-time study option is also available.


How to Apply to the MEnvSc Program?

September 2021 start date: We are currently accepting applications from domestic students only.  It is strongly recommended that you apply well before the deadline:

Final Deadline: April 30, 2020 (supporting documentation due May 15) \

International students can apply to the September 2022 start date. Applications will be accepted beginning October 2021.


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Learn More About the Three Fields of Study Available


Terrestrial and Aquatic Systems

Our faculty are well-positioned to meet the challenge of training well-qualified students for careers related to environmental monitoring, assessment, remediation and restoration.

Conservation and Biodiversity

This field trains professionals in the application of ecological theory and principles to real-world conservation challenges, with an emphasis on multidisciplinary content and non-thesis options that allow more coursework to ensure young professionals are provided with the tools and knowledge they will need for productive careers.

Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation

The Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation field is designed for a new generation of climate change scientists, providing a well-defined curriculum ensuring quality training of graduates in this field and, explore and plan for climate change over the next few decades.

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