Environmental Science

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The Graduate Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences offers opportunities for graduate studies in environmental science, leading to the degrees of Master of Environmental Science (MEnvSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Environmental Science.

The Master of Environmental Science program is a twelve-month professional program that is largely course based for two sessions. Students spend their third session in a work place internship or carrying out an environmentally related research with a faculty member. A part time option is available.

Students choose this degree program following undergraduate training in environmental science or one of its foundational disciplines such as geology, biology, chemistry, or engineering. Graduates are well placed to assume positions in government, industry, or non-governmental organizations that impact environmental policy and practice. Students can specialize in Conservation and Biodiversity, Climate Change Impact Assessment, or choose our general program on Biophysical Interactions in Terrestrial and Aquatic Systems.
 
The Doctoral Program in Environmental Science attracts students from various disciplines who are interested in research on the causes of or solutions to the pressing environmental problems of our time, using perspectives from different disciplines. It prepares students for careers in teaching and research within universities and colleges, and also in government laboratories or private organizations where fundamental research on the environment is carried out. The program is designed to provide a broad knowledge of current environmental research issues, and specific training in the most appropriate research methodologies to address questions that lie at the interface between traditional science disciplines.

Degrees Offered

Environmental Science - MEnvSc, PhD

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DomesticInternational
​​ ​​​​1. All applicants must meet the School of Graduate Studies English Language Proficiency requirements​.
2. For more information on admission requirements, ple​ase review the program'​s SGS Calendar entry: www.sgs.utoronto.ca/calendar ​​​

​​​​​​​Research Stream Program Funding Information​

Base Funding Amount -

Graduate units determine a base funding amount for doctoral research stream programs and the number of years that the student will be eligible. In addition to the Base Funding, all eligible students will receive the cost of academic tuition and fees. More information about Base Funding can be found at .​

Actual Income -

Students often have the opportunity to earn additional income through research stipends, internal and external fellowships, RA employment income and TA-ships. Therefore, the average actual income of students in a program is typically higher than the Base Funding amount in that program. More information about Actual Incomes can be found at .

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Quick Facts

Domestic Students International Students
1. Application deadlines MEnvSc-Early: Feb 1 (app) & Feb 15 (docs); Final: April 30 & May 15 (docs)
PhD-Early: Jan 15 (app) & Feb 1 (docs); Final: April 30 & May 15 (docs)
MEnvSc-Early: Feb 1 (app) & Feb 15 (docs); Final: April 30 & May 15 (docs)
PhD-Early: Jan 15 (app) & Feb 1 (docs); Final: April 30 & May 15 (docs)
2.Required tests in addition to English Language Proficiency. See below or visit www.uoft.me/gradelp MEnvSc-n/a
PhD-n/a
MEnvSc-n/a
PhD-n/a
3. Minimum GPA MEnvSc-mid B equivalent ,last 2 u/g years
PhD-B+
MEnvSc-mid B equivalent ,last 2 u/g years
PhD-B+
4. Tuition fee -Please visit www.uoft.me/gradfees and refer to Domestic Fees.
-Please visit www.uoft.me/gradfees and refer to International Fees.
5. Direct entry option from bachelor's to PhD MEnvSc-n/a
PhD-Yes
MEnvSc-n/a
PhD-yes
6. Is a supervisor identified before or after admission? MEnvSc-n/a
PhD-Before
MEnvSc-n/a
PhD-Before
7. If a supervisor is identified after admission (as per question above), is admission conditional upon securing a supervisor? MEnvSc-n/a
PhD-n/a
MEnvSc-n/a
PhD-n/a
8. Is a supervisor assigned by the graduate unit or secured by the applicant? MEnvSc-n/a
PhD-Applicant
MEnvSc-n/a
PhD-Applicant
9. Program length (full-time only) MEnvSc-3 sessions
PhD-4 years; 5 years direct-entry
MEnvSc-3 sessions
PhD-4 years; 5 years direct-entry
​​1. All applicants must meet the School of Graduate Studies English Language Proficiency requirements​. 
2. For more information on admission requirements, please review the program’s SGS Calendar entry: www.sgs.utoronto.ca/calendar