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Master of Environmental Management (MEM)

Master of Environmental Management

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

Your program

The 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 allowing you to use your knowledge and skills to help solve a "real" environmental problem of your choosing.

The program includes 37 credit hours taken over 4 semesters:

1st Term - Fall/1 (10 ch):

  • Nature, Society and Social Ecology (ENVS 6001)
  • Environmental Management Tools (ENVS 6003)
  • Management of Natural Resources (ENVS 6008)
  • Project Report Outline

2nd Term -Winter/1 (9 ch):

  • Environmental Impact Assessment (ENVS 6004)
  • Environmental Economics (ECON 3755)
  • Advanced GIS (FOR 5281)
  • Project Report Proposal

3rd Term - Summer/1 (6ch):

  • Biophysical Foundations of Ecosystem Management (ENVS 6002)
  • Masters Project Report (ENVS 6005)
  • Project Report Draft

4th Term - Fall/2 (12 ch):

  • Two 3 ch electives
  • Practicum in Water, Wildlife, and Forest Management (ENVS 6007)
  • Masters Project Report (ENVS 6005)
  • Project Report Completion & Presentation

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 Office. Do not apply online or submit your application directly to the School of Graduate Studies.

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