University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
115 Séraphin Marion Street
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1N 6N5

Environmental Sustainability - (Interdisciplinary MSc)

Program Information
Degree: Master; Co-op
Field of Study: Environmental StudiesNatural Resources/Conservation, General
Description The Institute of the Environment offers an interdisciplinary Master of Science (MSc) in Environmental Sustainability. The MSc 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 M.Sc. with thesis and the M.Sc. with research paper. Both options can be taken full-time or part-time (except that all students will have to complete the first session full-time). 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 register for an additional session 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-session paid work placements.
Website: Environmental Sustainability - (Interdisciplinary MSc) at University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Course Based? Yes
Length: 1 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 75
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.0] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
Two letters of recommendation, a letter of intent outlining your career goals, a short description that outlines your proposed area of research (approximately 500 words), an example of your own writing, such as an essay or extract of an essay (between 10 and 20 pages) and official transcripts of all universities attended are required.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: August 18, 2018