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Master of Environmental Management (MEM)

Master of Environmental Management

Learn the tools you need to succeed in your environmental career.

Our program

Our 16-month Master of Environmental Management (MEM) will give you the practical skills and experience you need to work as an environmental or natural resource manager. Through a combination of course work, a major project and a practicum, you will gain a theoretical grounding in biophysical and social sciences along with the critical tools for assessment, communication and management. As part of your studies, you will develop a research project tailored to your specific interests that will allow you to use your knowledge and skills to help solve a "real" environmental problem of your choosing.

The program comprises of 37 credit hours in total.

1st Semester

2nd Semester

3rd Semester

4th Semester

Nature, Society and Social Ecology ENVS 6001

Environmental Management Tools ENVS 6003

Management of Natural Resources ENVS 6008

Environmental Impact Assessment ENVS 6004

Environmental Economics ECON 3775

Advanced GIS FOR 6286 

Biophysical Foundations of Ecosystem Management ENVS 6002

Masters Project Report ENVS 6005

Practicum in Water, Wildlife, and Forest Management ENVS 6007

Masters Project Report ENVS 6005 (grade given for both terms)

Two electives (any courses 4000+)

Milestone: Project Report Outline
Total: 10 ch
Milestone: Project Report Proposal
Total: 9 ch
Milestone: Project Report draft
Total: 6 ch
Milestone: Project Report completion and Presentation
Total: 12 ch

Your career

Whether you are a recent university graduate or a working professional looking to upgrade your skills, the 16-month Master of Environmental Management program at UNB will help you build the tools you need to have a successful, meaningful environmental career.

There is a growing need for professionals who can approach environmental problems from both biophysical and socioeconomic perspectives. Our Master of Environmental Management program will prepare you for a career in a variety of roles including:

  • Watershed manager
  • Protected areas manager
  • Wildlife biologist
  • Environmental consultant
  • Climate change mitigation officer
  • Environmental policy analyst
  • Environmental sociologist or economist
  • Environmental protection specialist
  • Hydrogeologist

Admission/application requirements

  1. Applicants should hold an undergraduate degree in environment, natural science, social science, engineering or the equivalent from a recognized university with a minimum 3.0 (B) average. 
  2. International applicants whose first language is not English must submit language scores that meet or exceed international English language testing system (IELTS) band 7.
  3. Applicants must then submit a completed application*.
  4. Priority is given to applicants who apply before February 1 (Fall start)

*If you are applying as a graduate exchange student, please complete the application from the International Relations OfficeDo not apply online or submit your application directly to the School of Graduate Studies.

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