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Environmental Assessment MEnv

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline in Arts or Science from a recognized university with a minimum GPA of 3.30 out of 4.30.
  • Strong language skills in English and/or French.
  • 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

Applicants are selected on the basis of a sound undergraduate academic record and strong language skills in English and/or French that allow them to secure an internship, which is a program requirement. Students who lack appropriate preparation in Social Sciences, Geographic Information Systems, Physical Geography or Statistics are required to take preparatory courses such as GEOG 355 Resource Analysis and Management, a 300-level physical geography course; GEOG 362 Statistical Methods; or GEOG 363 Geographic Information Systems.

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 cumulative GPA 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 45 credits.

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

Environmental Assessment MEnv (45 credits)


credits of Compulsory Courses:

ENVS 601 EA: Concepts, Principles and Practice (6.00)
ENVS 608 Getting Ready for the EA Internship (3.00)
ENVS 652 Data Collection and Analysis for EA (3.00)
ENVS 653 Geographical Information Systems for EA (3.00)
ENVS 664 Field Course in EA (3.00)
ENVS 668 Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Assessment (3.00)


credits of Elective Courses:

ENVS 604 Environmental Law and Policy (3.00)
ENVS 605 Environmental Standards (3.00)
ENVS 620 Advanced Topics in Environmental Assessment (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)



ENVS 697 Internship in Environmental Assessment (9.00)
ENVS 698 Internship Report (9.00)

To enter the internship students must have completed the prescribed 27 credits of course work, must have achieved an overall GPA of 3.30 or higher, and must have demonstrated language proficiency as required by the internship host.

Academic Regulations

  1. Academic Standing. Please refer to the Academic Standing section of the Calendar for a detailed review of the Academic Regulations.
  2. Residence. The minimum period of residence is two terms of full-time study or the equivalent in part-time study.
  3. Time Limit. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for further details regarding the Time Limits.
  4. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.70.

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