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.
21 credits – Compulsory Courses
ENVS 601 - EA: Concepts, Principles and Practice (6 credits)
ENVS 608 - Getting Ready for the EA Internship (3 credits)
ENVS 652 - Data Collection and Analysis for EA (3 credits)
ENVS 653 - Geographical Information Systems for EA (3 credits)
ENVS 664 - Field Course in EA (3 credits)
ENVS 668 - Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Assessment (3 credits)
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.
Students who lack appropriate preparation in 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.
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.