Office of the Registrar
School of Graduate Studies (2010/2011)
14.3 Degree Requirements

To the extent that resources permit, individual programs will be developed to suit students' interests and needs. However all programs must be approved by the Board of Studies and by the Dean of Graduate Studies. All General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies shall apply to these degrees

14.3.1 Master of Environmental Science
  1. The Master of Environmental Science is a multidisciplinary course-based degree, focussed on environmental issues. The Degree program provides for both multidisciplinary courses and for courses focussed on the student's specific area of interest.

  2. The Degree program requires completion of 27 credit hours.

    1. Students will be required to take a minimum of 15 credit hours in program courses, 9 credit hours of which must be ENVE/ENVS 6000, ENVS 6009 and ENVS 6010 and 6 credit hours from ENVE/ENVS 6001, 6002 and 6003.

    2. Students will be required to take a minimum of 12 credit hours in elective courses approved by the Board of Studies, 9 credit hours of which will normally be selected from graduate courses offered by the Faculties of Science and Engineering and Applied Science. Students are advised to consult with instructors and Faculties regarding necessary prerequisites and availability.

14.3.2 Master of Science (Environmental Science)
  1. The Master of Science (Environmental Science) is a research degree which includes a thesis and course work. The thesis research will focus on environmental topics relevant to the student's background, and will be supervised by appropriate faculty, normally in the Faculties of Science and/or Engineering and Applied Science. The course component has two aims: to broaden the students' understanding of environmental issues; and to provide further training in areas of research specialization for the thesis.

  2. Each student will have a Supervisory Committee normally consisting of a Supervisor and two others. The Supervisory Committee will be appointed by the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Board of Studies for Environmental Science.

  3. The program of each student will consist of a minimum of 15 credit hours in program courses which will include ENVE/ENVS 6000 and ENVS 6010. Of the 9 credit hours remaining in program courses, 3 credit hours will be from ENVE/ENVS 6001, 6002 and 6003 and the other credit hours will be related to the student's specialty and will normally be chosen from graduate courses offered by the Faculties of Science, and Engineering and Applied Science.

  4. All students will be required to submit a thesis embodying the results of systematic research on an approved topic. The thesis will be evaluated according to procedures outlined in General Regulation Theses and Reports.