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Environmental Assessment Graduate Diploma

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline in Arts or Science.
  • Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.

Additional Admission Requirements

Students who lack appropriate Ecology, or Geographic Information Systems, Physical Geography or Statistics are required to take preparatory courses such as BIOL 205, Introduction to Sustainability; a 300-level physical geography course; GEOG 362, Statistical Methods or GEOG 363, Geographic Information Systems. Those lacking a social science background may be required to take GEOG 355, Resource Analysis and Management, or a similar course.

Students admitted to the Diploma in Environmental Assessment (DEA) may subsequently apply, in a future admission cycle, to the Master of Environment (MEnv), if they have maintained a minimum CGPA of 3.30. A new application is required, with three letters of reference from current or recent professors. Courses taken in the Diploma with a grade of B+ or better may be transferred to the MEnv degree after admission. The Graduate Committee assesses the new applications with the other applications for the cycle.

Degree Requirements

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 30 credits.

Please see the Geography, Planning and Environment Courses page for course descriptions.

Environmental Assessment Graduate Diploma (30 credits)


credits of Compulsory Courses:

ENVS 601 EA: Concepts, Principles and Practice (6.00)
ENVS 652 Data Collection and Analysis for EA (3.00)
ENVS 653 Geographical Information Systems for EA (3.00)
ENVS 668 Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Assessment (3.00)


credits of Elective Courses chosen from:

ENVS 604 Environmental Law and Policy (3.00)
ENVS 605 Environmental Standards (3.00)
ENVS 620 Advanced Topics in Environmental Assessment (3.00)
ENVS 664 Field Course in EA (3.00)
GEOG 607 GEOG 607 Indigenous Peoples and the Environment (3.00)
GEOG 620 Special Topics in Geography (3.00)
HENV 610 Advanced Quantitative Research Methods (3.00)
HENV 625 Sustainable Resource Management (3.00)
HENV 655 Environmental Modelling (3.00)
HENV 660 Climate Change and Sustainability (3.00)
HENV 670 Environmental Governance (3.00)
HENV 675 Community-Based Conservation (3.00)
HENV 680 Advanced Seminar in Environmental Science (3.00)

Academic Regulations

  1. Academic Standing. Please refer to the Academic Standing section of the Calendar for a detailed review of the Academic Regulations.
  2. Time Limit. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for further details regarding the Time Limits.
  3. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.70.

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