University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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Program Information

School:University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Faculty:Graduate Programs
Degree:Master; Co-op
Field of Study:Geology/Earth Science, General
Description:The Institute of the Environment offers a master’s level Collaborative Program in Environmental Sustainability. The program allows students registered in Earth Sciences master's program to specialize in environmental sustainability.The guiding objective of the Collaborative Program is to provide graduate students with the knowledge and skills needed to identify and analyze the economic, legal, policy and scientific dimensions of environmental problems, and to employ an evidence-based approach to develop rational policy options for addressing those problems. The degree awarded specifies the primary program - Earth Sciences and indicates “Specialization in Environmental Sustainability.” Thesis and research paper options are available.
URL:Earth Sciences - Environmental Sustainability at University of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa - Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $9,924

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Applications are evaluated based on the following criteria: Be the holder of a bachelor's degree with a specialization or a major in earth sciences (or equivalent) with a minimum average of 75% (B+) in the last two years and a 70 % (B) average overall; Demonstrate a good academic performance in previous studies as shown by official transcripts, research reports, abstracts or any other documents demonstrating research skills. To be accepted into the Collaborative Program candidates must be admitted to the Earth Sciences master's program participating in the Collaborative Program. To be admitted into the co-op option, students must be registered full-time in the EVD program. Applications for the co-op option must be received by the end of the first month of the student's registration in the EVD program. Acceptance into the co-op option is on a competitive basis and is managed by the co-op office. Enquiries should be directed to that office.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 79-80]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    The applicant must: Provide at least two confidential letters of recommendation from professors who have known the applicant and are familiar with the student work; Provide a statement of purpose indicating the career goals and the interests in the proposed research area; Identify at least one professor who is willing and available to act as thesis supervisor; Submit the collaborative program registration form; Provide, in the case of thesis-based programs, a letter of recommendation from a professor confirming that he or she is willing to act as thesis supervisor; Submit a cover letter along with the application form indicating what research topic or area the student would like to pursue, and why the student wishes to do so as part of the Collaborative Program.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on August 18, 2018