Master On Campus

Environmental Studies

Queen's University

16 months
12927 CAD/year
5773 CAD/year
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Environmental Studies from Queen's University provides graduate level training in the field of Environmental Sustainability by practicing an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the long-term nature and impacts of environmental change, the connections between today's decisions and tomorrow's welfare, and the strong dependence of human well-being on environmental quality. 


Environmental Studies from Queen's University offers a Research-based and 

Course-based option. The first one follows the traditional sequence of graduate training. Four half-credit courses, the challenge of original research culminating in a thesis, and a formal defense are required (24 months).Course-based Master's emphasizes the development of conceptual thinking and analytical and interpretive skills. Requirements involve six half-credit courses and a library-based interdisciplinary project or paper (16-20 months).


Our graduates have entered careers in Academia and Professional Practice in Government and Non-government areas such as:

  • Environmental Protection – water quality
  • Conservation & Preservation of Natural Resources- Forestry, Energy, Natural Resources Management
  • Environmental Sustainability – Education, Communication & Public Awareness, Sustainable Development Management, Policy & Legislation

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Methodological and Conceptual Basis for Environmental Studies
  • Global Environmental Problems: Issues in Sustainability
  • Directed Studies
  • Special Topics
  • Seminar in Environmental Studies
  • Course in Research Ethics
  • Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 16 months

Start dates & application deadlines


40 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Interest
  • Applicants for graduate studies in the School of Environmental Studies must have, or expect to have a four year Honours degree (or the equivalent) with a Second Class standing (B+ 75-79%, GPA 3.3/4), or with qualifications accepted as equivalent from a recognized university.  
  • English Language Proficiency
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Application Fee
  • CV

Tuition Fee

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    12927 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12927 CAD per year during 16 months.
  • National

    5773 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5773 CAD per year during 16 months.

Living costs for Kingston

1015 - 1615 CAD /month
Living costs

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