*Please note that this programme is not currently being offered*

Master of Science (Environmental Assessment) Programme (2007-11)

The Master of Science, Environmental Assessment is aimed at professionals and advanced environmental and social science graduates active in careers in the international, governmental, private sector and civil society institutions and agencies that guide environmental impact assessment, integrated assessment and sustainable development in Canada and worldwide. Our objective is to offer an educational experience for the real world - an education that will allow you to make a significant contribution to sustainable development challenges internationally.


Structured in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme and the Canadian International Development Agency, the Masters program is based at McGill’s Macdonald Campus. The program duration is one year (January- December) and comprises three inter-related elements: 1) graduate level courses, 2) an internship, and 3) a project related research paper.


Courses are delivered by McGill academic staff and experts from partner organizations involved in environmental assessment and sustainable development. The courses also include guest speakers drawn from public and private sector institutions internationally.


The summer internship is a central feature of this Masters program. It can cover a wide variety of scientific disciplines and can be carried out with a growing number of host organizations. These include the United Nations Environment Programme, the Canadian International Development Agency, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, the African Development Bank. Student interns are supervised by both their host organization and an academic supervisor from McGill, and upon completion of the internship are required to write a comprehensive report of their work.


For more information please see the Department of Natural Resource Sciences page.



McGill-UNEP Collaborating Centre on Environmental Assessment
Department of Natural Resource Sciences
Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

McGill University
21, 111 Lakeshore Road Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC CANADA, H9X 3V9