Sustainability, M.Sc. | Brock University | St. Catharines, Canada
24 months
5450 USD/year
5450 USD/year
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The Sustainability: Science and Society graduate program at Brock University offers students two paths to study environmental sustainability. Students can tailor their program to specific career and research interests through enriching classroom learning with practical experience (Scheme A) or intensive research experience (Scheme B).


The graduate program in Sustainability Science and Society (SSAS) responds to environmentally related challenges and is aligned with the emerging transdisciplinary approach of sustainability science. It aims to facilitate society’s transition towards sustainability by offering high-quality graduate education, enriching research and applied experiences, and engagement in problem-solving through innovative pedagogy.

Program Highlights:

  • Students can complete a Master of Sustainability in 16 months (Scheme A), or 24 months (Scheme B).
  • The Sustainability: Science and Society graduate program at Brock University is transdisciplinary & emphasizes overcoming barriers among traditional disciplines & sectors.
  • Faculty members involved in the SSAS graduate program are leading scholars in many fields. Their expertise spans the natural & social sciences & share a commitment to integrative inquiry. Exciting opportunities exist to joining cutting-edge programs of research.
  • Students can engage in intensive & enriching research that they are passionate about. Faculty members mentor students in undertaking their research. Student research may take place here in Niagara or anywhere in the world.
  • Students can apply classroom learning & gain work experience through co-op as part of their academic program to enhance their employment potential. Brock University’s Co-op Programs Office offers exciting & rewarding opportunities with some of Canada’s top employers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Sustainability Science and Society
  • Methods for Environmental Inquiry
  • Problem Solving in the Environment
  • Transdisciplinary Seminar
  • Water Resource Economics, Management, and Governance
  • Climate Change Adaptation and Transformation
  • Landscape Ecology and Ecosystem Management
  • Current Topics in Conservation Ecology and Biodiversity
  • Politics and the Environment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

To be considered for admission to a Master’s program, a student will normally hold a four year degree, or its equivalent, from an accredited university with a minimum 75% (mid-B) average over the last two years of full-time undergraduate study.

You will need to submit your transcripts as well as the following program specific materials:
  • Two academic references are required.
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Statement of Intent 
  • Agreement in principle of a core graduate faculty member to act as a tentative research supervisor is required for admission. This should be included as part of your statement of intent.
  • Students must also indicate their intention to pursue Scheme A (co-op) or Scheme B (thesis) at the time of application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5450 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2725 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    5450 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2725 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for St. Catharines

1015 - 1615 CAD /month
Living costs

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