The MEnv in Environmental Assessment gives you a comprehensive background in scoping, data collection and analysis, and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). You will explore all aspects and methodologies of the environmental assessment process as you effectively analyze technical reports and oversee complex projects. Objective assessments must identify all environmental risks associated with a proposal and offer solutions to mitigate those concerns. You will benefit from a four-month internship where you will work under professional supervision in a field related to environmental assessment. Potential placement after graduation includes all levels of government, international agencies, non-governmental organizations and private corporations. Now more than ever, we need specialists in federal environmental laws and policies to effectively develop impact studies before plans or programs are carried out.
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 601EA: Concepts, Principles and Practice (6.00)
•ENVS 608Getting Ready for the EA Internship (3.00)
•ENVS 652Data Collection and Analysis for EA (3.00)
•ENVS 653Geographical Information Systems for EA (3.00)
•ENVS 664Field Course in EA (3.00)
•ENVS 668Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Assessment (3.00)
credits of Elective Courses:
•ENVS 604Environmental Law and Policy (3.00)
•ENVS 605Environmental Standards (3.00)
•ENVS 620Advanced Topics in Environmental Assessment (3.00)
•GEOG 620Special Topics in Geography (3.00)
•HENV 610Advanced Quantitative Research Methods (3.00)
•HENV 625Sustainable Resource Management (3.00)
•HENV 655Environmental Modelling (3.00)
•HENV 660Climate Change and Sustainability (3.00)
•HENV 670Environmental Governance (3.00)
•HENV 675Community-Based Conservation (3.00)
•HENV 680Advanced Seminar in Environmental Science (3.00)
•ENVS 696Internship and Report in EA (18.00)
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.
Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline in Arts or Science from a recognized university with a minimum GPA of 3.30 on 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 Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.
International students: Considering the waiting period involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply early and submit supporting documents prior to the deadline.
Late applications: Priority will be given to applications submitted on time. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.
Tuition & funding
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Funding packages are generally available for students in thesis-based programs. Course-based students are eligible for a number of donor awards, and may consult with their department for program-specific opportunities.