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Environmental Applied Science & Management - Masters and PhD Programs

MASc Program

All MASc students, both full- and part-time, are required to maintain continuous and active program registration from the first term program admission until degree completion including the summer term (i.e., May – August).

Thesis Option

The MASc thesis option requires the completion of seven courses and a master’s thesis.  In addition to the three required courses (ES 8901, ES 8920 or ES 8921 and ES 8930), thesis students must complete four program elective courses and the master's thesis. A minimum of one elective must be chosen from the Group A Environmental Applied Science electives list and a minimum of one elective must be chosen from the Group B Environmental Management electives list.

To fulfil the master's thesis requirement, thesis option students conduct an advanced examination of a topic in the environmental applied science and management areas. Students propose and carry out the research under the direction of a faculty supervisor. On completion, the research is submitted in a thesis format, to the supervisor and defended by the student before a thesis examining committee.

The Environmental Applied Science and Management programs' curricula and calendar course descriptions are available online in the graduate calendar.

Project Option

The MASc project option requires the completion of ten courses and a master’s project.  In addition to the three required courses (ES 8901, ES 8920 or ES 8921 and ES 8930), project option students must complete seven program elective courses plus a master's project. A minimum of two elective courses must be chosen from the Group A Environmental Applied Science electives list, and a minimum of two chosen from the Group B Environmental Management electives list.

The Project option is intended for students following a professional career path in environmental applied science and management, and is typically conducted in an applied setting. In the project, students propose and carry out advanced work in an industry or a public sector organization under the direction of a faculty supervisor. Upon completion, the research project is submitted in a written report to the faculty supervisor and is defended by the student before a project examining committee.

The Environmental Applied Science and Management programs' curricula and calendar course descriptions are available in the online graduate calendar.

 

Full-Time Studies Option

Full-time students normally are expected to take a minimum of three courses per teaching term. Graduation from the program through full-time study is normally two years after admission. The minimum residency requirement for full-time students is five terms and each term has four months. Full-time students must complete the degree requirements no more than three years after admission.

Part-Time Studies Option

The minimum residency requirement for part-time students is ten terms and each term has four months. Part-time students must complete the degree requirements no more than five academic years after admission. Part-time students may register for a maximum of two courses per term and normally are expected to take a minimum of one course in each teaching term.

Abstracts

Abstracts of the doctoral dissertations, master's theses, and project papers completed after 2008 are available online in the university's library.  The titles and names of the authors are listed by year in the lists below.  Individual abstracts can be searched in the university library's online catalogue by the author's name or the title of the thesis or project paper.