12 months
52100 CAD/year
12310 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Graduate Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences at the University of Toronto offers opportunities for graduate studies in environmental science, leading to the degrees of Master of Environmental Science (MEnvSc) in Environmental Science.


About this Degree

The Master of Environmental Science program at the University of Toronto is a twelve-month professional program that is largely course based for two sessions. Students spend their third session in a work place internship or carrying out environmentally related research with a faculty member. A part time option is available.

Students choose this degree program following undergraduate training in environmental science or one of its foundational disciplines such as geology, biology, chemistry, or engineering. Graduates are well positioned to assume positions in government, industry, or non-governmental organizations that impact environmental policy and practice. Students can specialize in Conservation and Biodiversity, Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation, or choose our general program, Terrestrial and Aquatic Systems.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Seminar in Environmental Science
  • Climate Change Impact Assessment
  • Climate Data Analysis
  • Climate Change Science and Modelling
  • Applied Climatology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


5 alternative credits

5.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs)


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Graduate Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences' additional admission requirements stated below.

  • Applicants whose primary language is not English and who graduated from a university where the language of instruction and examination was not English must demonstrate proficiency in English. See General Regulations section 4.3 for requirements.

  • A minimum mid-B grade average in the last two years of the undergraduate program.

  • Applicants must submit a written statement explaining their objectives for entering the program and the suitability of their background. Appropriate post-graduate work experiences will be considered as part of the admission application.

  • A science or engineering undergraduate degree including at least two half courses or one full course in each of chemistry, physics, calculus, and biology.

Tuition Fee

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    52100 CAD/year
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  • National

    12310 CAD/year
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Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
Living costs

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


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