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Environmental Science Program

The Environmental Science Program is an interdisciplinary graduate program offered by the Faculty of Science on the St. John's campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland. It is distinct from, but complementary to, two graduate programs in Memorial's Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, namely Environmental Systems Engineering and Management and Environmental Engineering.

Students enter the Environmental Science Program from a wide range of undergraduate science backgrounds, including the undergraduate program in Environmental Science offered at Grenfell Campus (Memorial's campus in Corner Brook). Our graduate program gives students an opportunity to build upon their undergraduate science education, to investigate its environmental relevance, to see how it relates to other scientific disciplines important in Environmental Science, and to learn more about these other disciplines.

There are three ways to complete a degree through the Environmental Science Graduate Program: one is a course-based program leading to the degree of Master of Environmental Science (M.Env.Sci.); the other is a more research-intensive program leading to the degree of M.Sc. (Environmental Science), and the third is the research-based PhD. Our Graduate Handbook (Guidelines for Graduate Students and Supervisors) will provide more information on the programme as well.

Admission is limited and competitive. To be considered for admission applicants shall normally hold a Bachelor’s (Honours) degree in Science, Geography, or Environmental Science with at least second class standing, or equivalent, or a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an institution recognized by the Senate or shall have qualifications and/or experience in environmental science acceptable to the Dean of Graduate Studies and the Board of Studies. The Board of Studies make recommendations on admission to the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Applicants are encouraged to look for a supervisor once their application is complete. No applicants are offered formal admission until a faculty supervisor is identified. This applies to applicants for all three programs.

If you cannot find the information you are looking for in these pages, please e-mail the program administrator, Gail Kenny. You can also send mail to:

Environmental Science Program
Dean of Science Office
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL Canada A1B 3X7
(709) 864-8154 (voice)
(709) 864-3316 (fax)

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