Environmental Sciences

Nipissing University

24 months
3150 CAD/year
3150 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Nipissing’s Master of Environmental Science (MESc)/Master of Environmental Studies (MES) programs take a unique interdisciplinary approach by integrating ideas and methodologies from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences to explore and address environmental issues.


The programs consist of course work plus a Major Research Paper (one-year program) or coursework plus a Thesis (two-year program), and are offered on a full-time or flex-time basis.

Post-Graduation Opportunities and Careers

Graduates of the program may go on to doctoral programs, or enter careers in government and industry. As professionals they may work in areas such as environmental policy, planning, impact assessment, natural resource management, scientific research and education.

Resea​rch Groups
  • Forest Resources
  • Analytical and Environmental Chemistry
  • Genetics and Aging
  • Plant Ecology Research Laboratory
  • Plant Signal Transduction
  • Wildlife Ecology and Environmental Science

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Perspectives on the Environment  
  • Methods of Inquiry in Environmental Research  
  • Geomatics for MES/MESc Graduate Students  
  • Spatial Computing  
  • Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring  
  • Topics in Forest Ecology and Management  
  • Topics in Watershed Analysis and Modeling  
  • Topics in Aquatic Behavior Ecology  
  • Special Topics in MESc  
  • Chemical Approaches to Air and Water Pollutants

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Other requirements

General requirements

  • While there are several core courses to the Master of Environmental Science or Studies program, students will choose to stream into either Environmental Science or Environmental Studies, depending on their background and interests.
  • Applicants must hold a four-year undergraduate degree in any discipline from an accredited University and at least a 75% average on the last ten full (20 semester) courses completed at the time of application, or equivalent qualifications to be considered for admission. Applicants are also required to submit a Statement of Academic Intent which explains how the MES/MESc program relates to previous academic studies.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3150 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3150 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    3150 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3150 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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