Environmental Science Program

Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary graduate program offered by the Faculty of Science on the St. John's campus of Memorial University. 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 Environmental Science 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 ENVS 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 (upper division) 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 must identify a supervisor before submitting their application. The supervisor must confirm that they are willing to supervise the applicant. No applicants are offered formal admission until a faculty supervisor has been confirmed. This applies to applicants for all three programs.

If you cannot find the information you are looking for in these pages, please e-mail idscience@mun.ca. You can also send mail to:

Environmental Science 
Dean of Science Office
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL Canada A1B 3X7