24 months
16593 CAD/year
9201 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Environmental Studies program at Dalhousie University is designed to train and mentor students in the process of independent research on natural resource and environmental issues, within a collegial, interdisciplinary community of scholars.



Graduating students from the Environmental Studies at the Dalhousie University will be able to:

  • Understand the traditions in knowledge creation, and locate their own methodologies within that broader context;
  • Identify knowledge gaps in a chosen area of specialization via literature review and synthesis;
  • Design and defend a viable and rigorous research project to fill research gaps and objectives, adapting methods as appropriate;
  • Demonstrate broadened perspectives on natural resource and environmental issues.
  • Act to research ethically;
  • Exhibit critical thinking but also the principles of collegiality and mutual respect during academic critique;
  • Manage the research process to implement research design in collaboration with a supervisory committee to a mutually acceptable deadline;
  • Analyze collected data, evaluate results and interpret its implications in the context of a chosen area of specialization; and,
  • Create new knowledge in a chosen area of specialization.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Design and Methods
  • Management Without Borders
  • MES Thesis
  • Graduate Seminar
  • Graduate Seminar in Resource and Environmental Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Four-year Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in last two years (10 credits) of a related four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent
  • Degree granted by university of recognized standing
  • evidence from a resume of relevant experience (work, school or volunteer)
  • Complete the graduate application form (online application)
  • a viable statement of research interest
  • a SRES supervisor to oversee the work
  • Pay $115 application fee
  • An official academic transcript and degree certificate (if degree conferral not stated on Transcripts) for each post-secondary institution attended
  • two strong references (at least one Academic in nature)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16593 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 16593 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    9201 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9201 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Halifax

1235 - 1956 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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