Environmental Practice, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
Online
This Master of Science in Environmental Practice degree at Royal Roads University is one of a suite of programs offered through the Canadian Centre for Environmental Education (CCEE) which is a result of a partnership between Royal Roads University and the Environmental Careers Organization of Canada (ECO Canada).

About

Across the globe environmental professions continue to undergo significant growth and increase in relevance. Our 30 credit totally online Master of Science in Environmental Practice degree at Royal Roads University prepares students to advance their career and to contribute positively to finding solutions for environmental problems. The master’s degree in Environmental Practice is available as a Master of Science (MSc) in Environmental Practice and as a Master of Arts (MA) in Environmental Practice.

A unique opportunity for cross-border awareness and for a broader perspective is provided by access to courses offered by the University College, University of Denver, in their Master's degree program in Environmental Policy and Management.

Who It's For

The Master’s Degree in Environmental Practice is designed for those seeking a program that is professionally-focused and which has a content related to professional certification.  The program is primarily designed for:

  • environmental practitioners heading towards professional certification or who are already professional certified as EP’s, but who may require updating to retain their active certification and/or career development
  • professionals aiming at a managerial level position and seeking advanced degrees international university graduates from environmental programs with relevant work experience graduates from other CCEE programs
  • college graduates who complete the degree completion option through CCEE
  • university graduates who graduate from the CCEE Certificate program

Applicants who do not have the formal academic education to qualify for admission may be assessed on the basis of both their formal education and their informal learning, in accordance with the Flexible Admission Policy.

Programme Structure

  • Foundations for Environmental Communication
  • The Biosphere and Sustainability
  • Developing a Sustainability Perspective
  • Practicum in Environmental Practice
  • Research Paper in Environmental Practice
  • Ecosystem Science and Management
  • Global Environmental Processes and Current Issues
  • Economics for Decision Making
  • Sustainable Development: From Theory to Practice
  • Research and Analysis
  • Environmental Accounting and Reporting
  • Legal Aspects of Environmental Management
  • Toxicology and Risk Assessment
  • Environmental Analysis and Remediation
  • Environmental Management Tools
  • Introduction to Academic Integrity

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3+ years

  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Book IELTS
  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    88

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Standard Admission
  • Four year (or comparable) Arts/Science undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • Normally, a minimum three years of related full-time experience working with environmental issues.

Flexible Admission

To be considered for Flexible Admission, applicants would normally have considerable relevant work experience combined with work related training and certified professional credentials. All applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    976 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 976 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National Applies to you

    765 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 765 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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Funding

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