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. 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.
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 admitted to the Diploma in Environmental Assessment (DEA) may subsequently re-apply, in a future cycle, to the MEnv. Students reapplying with a CGPA of less than 3.30 in the DEA are ineligible. A new application will be required, with 3 letters of reference from current professors. Courses taken in the Diploma with a grade of B+ or better will transfer to the new degree after admission. The Graduate Committee will assess the new application in competition with all other applications for the cycle.