The Diploma is a course-based program that is directed towards individuals interested in developing their knowledge and skills in the environmental assessment field. It is also directed towards individuals presently working in this field who would like to upgrade their skills.
The Diploma in Environmental Assessment has been designed to fulfill three objectives:
to develop a sound understanding of the processes and methodologies of EA;
to expose students to the range of broad public policy and social science considerations involved in environmental planning, sustainable development and resource decision-making; and
to enhance students' existing knowledge of the biogeophysical environment.
The Diploma is directed towards individuals who hold an undergraduate degree and are interested in developing or enhancing their knowledge and skills in the environmental field. The program will be offered over two semesters (fall and winter). To meet the schedule of those in the work force, many courses will be offered in the evening.
Admissions Requirements. A Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline in Arts or Science is required. Students who lack appropriate Ecology or Geographic Information Systems preparation are required to take preparatory courses such as BIOL 205, Introduction to Sustainability; a 300-level physical geography course; or GEOG 363, Geographic Information Systems.
Proficiency in English. Any student applying from outside Canada whose first language is other than English must demonstrate proficiency in the English language by writing the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and obtaining a minimum score of 95 on the TOEFL iBT or 587 on TOEFL PBT or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and obtaining a minimum score of 7.0.
Three letters of reference or recommendation (two of which must come from academic referees)
Letter of intent or statement of purpose – 250 to 500 words maximum this letter should include what type of experience and background the prospective student has, and their expectations of the program.
Official transcripts (student may upload unofficial transcripts for assessment purposes)
Priority will be given to those who apply within the official deadlines listed above. Some programs may continue to accept applications after these deadlines. For more information, please contact the department.
Concordia University, Graduate Application Centre
P.O. Box 2002, Station H
Canada H3G 2V4
Each application must include:
Official transcripts (for assessment purposes, applicants may upload unofficial transcripts on their Student Centre).
Three letters of reference or recommendation (two of which must come from academic referees).
Letter of intent or statement of purpose - 250 to 500 words maximum. This letter should include what type of experience and background the prospective student has and their expectations of the program.
Students registered in the Diploma in Environmental Assessment (DEA) are permitted to apply to the MEnv if they maintain a GPA of 3.3/4.3, have completed all compulsory courses and at least 6 credits of electives courses. The student will be withdrawn from the DEA and all their courses with grades of B or better will be transferred to the MEnv. The Graduate Committee of the Department will be responsible for the admissions transfer from the DEA to the MEnv.