24 months
5670 CAD/year
5670 CAD/year
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The Master of Environmental Sciences (MESc)/Master of Environmental Studies programs at Nipissing University  take an interdisciplinary approach to explore and address environmental issues by considering and integrating ideas and methodologies from the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

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The Environmental Sciences 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  Environmental Studies programs at Nipissing University   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.

Programme Structure

Thesis Route (four three-credit courses + thesis)

  • Four, three-credit courses
  • Thesis (12 credits)
  • Two years to complete (for full-time students) or four years to complete (for flex-time students)
  • This offers appropriate preparation for further graduate studies at the doctoral level or for a career in research, consulting, or government

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications will continue to be accepted after January 16th from Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents.


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The normal minimum admission requirement is a four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent as recognized by Nipissing University in an appropriate discipline, with a minimum B standing. For master’s degrees with a Thesis or Major Research Paper (MRP), where appropriate to the program for which the candidate applies, preference will be given to applicants with an honours degree with an independent research component (such as an honours Thesis or research paper).
  • All applicants are required to provide at least two letters of recommendation from professors or other appropriate professionals who can speak to their level of preparation and readiness for graduate studies. At least two of the references must be from someone qualified to address the academic ability and competence of the applicant to undertake graduate studies. Reference letters cannot be completed by anyone who is personally related to the applicant.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5670 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2835 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    5670 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2835 CAD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for North Bay

1015 - 1615 CAD /month
Living costs

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


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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