• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Across the globe environmental professions continue to undergo significant growth and increase in relevance. The 30-credit totally online Master of Arts in Environmental Practice programme from Royal Roads University prepares you for career advancement and environmental problem-solving.


The Environmental Practice programme from Royal Roads University and the Master of Science in Environmental Practice are developed in partnership with ECO Canada (Environmental Careers Organization of Canada), and address the academic and knowledge requirements consistent with National Occupational Standards and Environmental Professional (EP) certification.

Who It’s For

The Master’s Degree in Environmental Practice is designed for those seeking a program that is professionally-focused and which has a content related to professional certification.  The program is primarily designed for:

  • environmental practitioners heading towards professional certification or who are already professional certified as EP’s, but who may require updating to retain their active certification and/or career development
  • professionals aiming at a managerial level position and seeking advanced degrees
  • international university graduates from environmental programs with relevant work experience
  • graduates from other CCEE programs
  • college graduates who complete the degree completion option through CCEE
  • university graduates who graduate from the CCEE Certificate program

Applicants who do not have the formal academic education to qualify for admission may be assessed on the basis of both their formal education and their informal learning, in accordance with the Flexible Admission Policy.

The program is designed to be completed within three years. Each course is delivered entirely online through innovative use of web-based technologies. Participants will draw upon web resources as well as more traditional print media. 

Designed for the working professional, the program content reflects the defined needs of the environmental profession and is closely related to supporting the National Occupational Standards established for professional certification as environmental practitioners in Canada. 

A 15 credit core of courses is to be taken from an approved list of Royal Roads University courses. This requirement includes the option of either completing a Research Paper on a topic of specific interest to the student or a Practicum which enables the student to apply knowledge gained in the program to a specific, approved topic of relevance to their workplace or agency they may be associated with.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Developing a Sustainability Perspective
  • Research and Analysis
  • Sustainable Development from Theory to Practice
  • Legal Aspects of Environmental Management
  • Practicum in Environmental Practice (3 credits)
  • Research Paper in Environmental Practice

                              Detailed Programme Facts

                              • Programme intensity Part-time
                                • Average part-time duration 36 months
                                • Intensity Flexible
                              • Credits
                                30 alternative credits
                              • Languages
                                • English
                              • Delivery mode
                              • More information Go to the programme website

                              English Language Requirements

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                              General Requirements

                              Standard Admission
                              • Four-year (or comparable) undergraduate degree in a related field, with a minimum GPA of 'B' (3.00/4.33), from a recognized post-secondary institution.
                              • At least two years of relevant work or volunteer experience.
                              • Applicants who meet the degree requirement, but not the GPA requirement, will normally be required to take "Academic Writing and Critical Thinking" and obtain a minimum final grade of B (73%).

                              Flexible Admission

                              • Normally, six years of relevant work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
                              • All flexible admission applicants will normally be required to take "Academic Writing and Critical Thinking" and obtain a minimum final grade of B (73%).

                              Work Experience

                              At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.

                              Getting a Student Visa

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                              Tuition Fee

                              • International

                                9948 USD/year
                                Tuition Fee
                                Based on the original amount of 29850 USD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
                              • National

                                7800 USD/year
                                Tuition Fee
                                Based on the original amount of 23400 USD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
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