The MSc in Environmental Sustainability offered at University of Ottawa is aimed at providing future professionals and scholars with the skills and capacities needed to develop effective regulatory and policy solutions to today’s complex, multi-dimensional environmental problems. Students will gain foundational knowledge relevant to environmental sustainability from science, law, economics and policy; learn a set of methodological skills for synthesizing and integrating knowledge from these disciplines; and apply this knowledge and these integration skills to today’s most pressing environmental challenges.
Two options are available: the MSc with thesis and the MSc with research paper. The MSc with research paper option can be completed in 12 months of full-time study, and the MSc with thesis option can be completed in 24 months of full-time study. Students in the MSc with research paper option may enroll for an additional term of full-time study if needed to fulfill the program requirements.
The Institute of the Environment, in collaboration with the University of Ottawa’s Co-op office, offers a co-op option to a limited number of students. Students must request this option in their admission file. The co-op option provides the opportunity to acquire practical work experience by completing two one-term paid work placements.
More informationVisit official programme website
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Foundations of Environmental Law
- Applied Environmental Sustainability
- Capstone Seminar in Environmental Sustainability
- Foundations of Environmental Policy
- Professional Skills for Environmental Sustainability
- Foundations of Environmental Science
- Foundations of Environmental Economics
- Evidence Synthesis and Evaluation
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed, National
- Deadline passed, International
DisciplinesSustainable Development Environmental Sciences View 59 other Masters in Environmental Sciences in Canada
The basic admission requirement is an honours bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a relevant discipline with a minimum average of B (70%), calculated in accordance with graduate studies guidelines. Examples of relevant disciplines include environmental studies, geography, economics, environmental science, political science, international development, environmental engineering, and law. Candidates with honours bachelor’s degrees from disciplines other than these may also be considered. The program is rigorous and requires strong academic skills, discipline and a professional work-ethic.
International15728 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7864 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
National4912 CAD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2456 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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