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MSc in Environmental Management


Your program

This research-based degree offers you the opportunity to study the application of ecological principles and methods in diverse ways under guidance from renowned professors. Our program generally takes a minimum of 2 years to complete. You will have the option of studying full time or part-time. You can tailor your studies to address topics related to environment and natural resource management, climate change, watershed management, and more.

The importance of protection and conservation of the environment and sustainable, ecologically-sound management of natural resources has been recognized globally. With the goal of increasing educational options for those interested in learning about the sustainable management of the environment, we are now offering a new Master of Science degree in Environmental Management (MScEM). The new degree addresses sensitivity to human rights, public views on social, political, and economic issues, professional and humane ethics, and diverse values in the sustainable management of the environment. The research-based education is largely self-motivated, guided by supervisors, and based on thorough familiarization with pertinent literature, experimentation, data collection, analysis, and interpretation of results. The thesis produced by the students is subject to review and defence. 

The following outlines the major program requirements:

  • MScEM students are required to take Research Methods (FOR6913) in their first year and be registered in their Thesis (ENR6997) every term of every year of their program. Students must also register for Graduate Seminar (FOR6900) both Fall and Winter Terms and participate in a research symposium.
  • Each student requires a faculty member supervisor for their thesis, and 2 additional members on their supervisory committee.
  • Students and their supervisory committee will together select a course program that suits their needs.
  • Students will typically present a research proposal within the first year of their program, and are required to successfully defend their Thesis to complete the program.
  • All students entering into the new MScEM program will be required to take a relevant course that enhances their knowledge of environmental management while also complementing their background and research interests.
  • All students take a course of their choosing and under the advice of their committee to enhance their environmental management ability in ways that also complement their research and their academic background.

For more information on our program, contact Director of graduate studies, or ForEM Programs Assistant.

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