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Ph.D. - Neotropical Environment Option

  1. Requirements

    1. 6 credits of required courses:
      ENVR 610 Foundations of Environ Policy 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

      and
      BIOL 640 Tropical Biol and Conservation 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    2. 3 credits chosen from
      POLI 644 Course not available
      SOCI 565 Social Change in Panama 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

      ENVR 611 Course not available
      ENVR 612 Course not available
      ENVR 680 Topics in Environment 4 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

      BIOL 553 Neotropical Environments 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

      BIOL 641 Course not available
      GEOG 498 Humans in Tropical Envirnmnts 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

      AGRI 550 Sustained Tropical Agriculture 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    3. BREE 701 Ph.D.Comprehensive Examination
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

      a comprehensive examination, is to be completed within the first two years of registering in the program.
    4. Participation in graduate seminar during four semesters:
      BREE 751 Departmental Seminar Ph.D. 1
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

      BREE 752 Departmental Seminar Ph.D. 2
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

      BREE 753 Departmental Seminar Ph.D. 3
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

      BREE 754 Departmental Seminar Ph.D. 4
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    5. Participation in the MSE-Panama Symposium presentation in Montreal.

    Characteristics of NEO

    • Research-based degree with a team of co-advisors from McGill and Latin America.
    • One year residency in Panama or tropical Latin America.
    • Three interdisciplinary courses, at least two of them focusing on North-South issues.
    • Proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese.
    • One time off-campus (Panama) fees.
    • Possibility of NEO specific fellowships.
    • Additional information on the NEO web site

    Useful tips to apply to NEO

    • Only the accredited professors listed on the NEO web site can accept students in the option.
    • Contact the professor(s) with research interests similar to yours.
    • Apply ONLY to the host Department of that professor
    • Fill the NEO application form (see NEO web site) and send it in with your departmental application.