Masters of Environmental Sciences/Studies

Nipissing University’s new MES/MESc program offers students degrees in either Master of Environmental Studies or Master of Environmental Sciences. Both programs offer the training and development of graduates capable of contributing to the study of the environment and environmental issues and to the environmental problem solving of the future.

Graduates will be prepared for careers in government and industry, working in areas such as environmental policy, impact assessment, scientific research and education. Graduates will also be prepared for further advanced study (e.g. Ph.D. programs) in environmental studies/sciences programs and in specialized fields of geography, hydrology, history, biology, forestry, philosophy, ecology and teaching.

Students will be prepared for these endeavours by participating in a uniquely interdisciplinary program in which humanities, social science, and natural science approaches to understanding and solving environmental issues will be fully integrated.

Admission requirements

While there are several core courses in the Master of Environmental Science or Studies program, students will choose to stream into either Environmental Science or Environmental Studies, depending on their background and interests.

Applicants must hold a four-year undergraduate degree in any discipline from an accredited University and at least a 75% average on the last ten full (20 semesters) courses completed at the time of application, or equivalent qualifications to be considered for admission. Applicants are also required to submit a Statement of Academic Intent which explains how the MES/MESc program relates to previous academic studies.

All applicants are required to provide at least three (3) letters of academic recommendation from professors or other appropriate professionals who can speak to their level of preparation and readiness for graduate studies. Reference cannot be for anyone who is personally related to the applicant.

All applicants are required to provide a resumé. Applicants are also be required to write a statement about their research interests and desired area of research.

Applicants may also be asked to submit supplemental information, such as English language proficiency scores as appropriate.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated April 29, 2019
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