Ryerson University offers a PhD and a Master's degree in Environmental Applied Science and Management. These multidisciplinary programs are for graduate students seeking advanced study in a professionally-based environmental program that provides research in a broad variety of environmental fields.
The doctoral program (PhD) offers a program focusing on two fields:
- Environmental Science and Policy, and
- Environmental Management and Decision Making.
The Master's degree offers full- and part-time studies for students seeking management roles in the expanding environmental industry.
Key information about the programs such as the broader scope, student demographics and activities, employment experiences of students and graduates of the programs can be found in the program's Occasional Papers (see below).
The Environmental Applied Science and Management programs are leaders in integrating the environmental science disciplines with studies in environmental management. The curriculum reflects the view that graduate work in the environmental management field requires not only knowledge of the environmental sciences and how they are applied, but an understanding of environmental management theory and practice. In combining applied science and management, the program also follows the Ryerson University tradition of applied education and research.
The programs take a systems management approach to environmental problem solving in the private and public sectors. In order to respond to the complex environmental challenges in air, water and soil quality, energy and resource utilization, waste management and development impacts, industries and governments must develop an improved scientific and technical understanding of environmental issues and a proficiency in environmental analysis and decision-making. An environmental management systems approach, one that attempts to integrate a number of decisions an organization can make and their effects on the environment, is the focus of the graduate programs.