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Degrees offered

M.Sc., M.Eng

Dates for Guaranteed Consideration

Dates for Guaranteed Consideration are defined by the home departments; please contact one of the departments below concerning these dates.

Environment

Programs | Application Procedures and Deadlines

Environment

Location

  • Downtown Campus
  • McGill School of Environment
  • 3534 University Street
  • Montreal QC H3A 2A7
  • Canada
  • Telephone: 514-398-2827
  • Fax: 514-398-1643
  • Macdonald Campus
  • McGill School of Environment
  • Rowles House
  • 21,111 Lakeshore Road
  • Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue QC H9X 3V9
  • Canada
  • Telephone: 514-398-7559
  • Fax: 514-398-7846

About Environment

Resolving environmental issues requires a dialogue between pure and applied sciences, the social sciences, and humanities. The degradation of the biological and biophysical environment has roots in the structure of human societies while solutions to environmental problems have an impact on human livelihoods.

A number of academic departments and institutes at McGill promote graduate-level research and training on environmental topics and have faculty members whose main research interest falls in this domain. As such, environmental research is widespread throughout the McGill community. The Environment option provides a vehicle whereby discipline-based graduate programs can easily and effectively incorporate collaborations from at least one other discipline into their research.

Goals of the Option

  • To provide thesis or non-thesis students in existing graduate programs with an understanding of how knowledge is transferred into action with regard to the environment;
  • To develop an appreciation of the role of scientific, political, socioeconomic, and ethical judgments in influencing that process;
  • To provide a forum whereby graduate students in environment throughout the University bring their disciplinary perspectives together and enrich each other's learning through structured courses, formal seminars, and informal discussions and networking.

Students admitted into the Environment option will be supervised or co-supervised by an accredited McGill faculty member. Their Advisory Committee will include at least one individual from outside the home department. It is expected that the thesis, dissertation, or project, as well as the final seminar presentation, will contain an environmental component and will include a discussion of the applied implications of the research findings. Together with the courses common to the Environment option, specific course requirements for each program are given within the departmental listings cited below.

Program List

The Environment option is currently available with the following graduate programs:

Anthropology
Master of Arts (M.A.); Anthropology (Thesis) — Environment (48 credits) (Faculty of Arts > Graduate > Academic Programs > Anthropology)
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Master of Science (M.Sc.); Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (Thesis) — Environment (45 credits) (Faculty of Science > Graduate > Academic Programs > Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences)
Biology
Master of Science (M.Sc.); Biology (Thesis) — Environment (48 credits) (Faculty of Science > Graduate > Academic Programs > Biology)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Biology — Environment (Faculty of Science > Graduate > Academic Programs > Biology)
Bioresource Engineering
Master of Science (M.Sc.); Bioresource Engineering (Thesis) — Environment (46 credits) (Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences > Graduate > Academic Programs > Bioresource Engineering)
Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.); Bioresource Engineering (Non-Thesis) — Environmental Engineering (45 credits) (Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences > Graduate > Academic Programs > Bioresource Engineering)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Bioresource Engineering — Environment (Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences > Graduate > Academic Programs > Bioresource Engineering)
Earth and Planetary Sciences
Master of Science (M.Sc.); Earth and Planetary Sciences (Thesis) — Environment (48 credits) (Faculty of Science > Graduate > Academic Programs > Earth and Planetary Sciences)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Earth and Planetary Sciences — Environment (Faculty of Science > Graduate > Academic Programs > Earth and Planetary Sciences)
Entomology (under Natural Resource Sciences)
Master of Science (M.Sc.); Entomology (Thesis) — Environment (46 credits) (Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences > Graduate > Academic Programs > Natural Resource Sciences)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Entomology — Environment (Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences > Graduate > Academic Programs > Natural Resource Sciences)
Geography
Master of Arts (M.A.); Geography (Thesis) — Environment (45 credits) (Faculty of Arts > Graduate > Academic Programs > Geography)
Master of Science (M.Sc.); Geography (Thesis) — Environment (45 credits) (Faculty of Science > Graduate > Academic Programs > Geography)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Geography — Environment (Faculty of Arts > Graduate > Academic Programs > Geography)
Law
Master of Laws (LL.M.); Law (Thesis); Environment (45 credits) (Faculty of Law > Graduate > Academic Programs > Law)
Master of Laws (LL.M.); Law (Non-Thesis); Environment (45 credits) (Faculty of Law > Graduate > Academic Programs > Law)
Management (under Desautels Faculty of Management)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Management — Environment (Desautels Faculty of Mangement > Graduate > Joint Ph.D. in Management Admission Requirements and Application Procedures)
Medicine, Experimental
Master of Science (M.Sc.); Experimental Medicine (Thesis) — Environment (45 credits) (Faculty of Medicine > Graduate > Academic Programs > Medicine, Experimental)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Experimental Medicine — Environment (Faculty of Medicine > Graduate > Academic Programs > Medicine, Experimental)
Microbiology (under Natural Resource Sciences)
Master of Science (M.Sc.); Microbiology (Thesis) — Environment (46 credits) (Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences > Graduate > Academic Programs > Natural Resource Sciences)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Microbiology — Environment (Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences > Graduate > Academic Programs > Natural Resource Sciences)
Parasitology
Master of Science (M.Sc.); Parasitology (Thesis) — Environment (46 credits) (Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences > Graduate > Academic Programs > Parasitology)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Parasitology — Environment (Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences > Graduate > Academic Programs > Parasitology)
Philosophy
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Philosophy — Environment (Faculty of Arts > Graduate > Academic Programs > Philosophy)
Plant Science
Master of Science (M.Sc.); Plant Science (Thesis) — Environment (48 credits) (Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences > Graduate > Academic Programs > Plant Science)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Plant Science — Environment (Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences > Graduate > Academic Programs > Plant Science)
Renewable Resources (under Natural Resource Sciences)
Master of Science (M.Sc.); Renewable Resources (Thesis) — Environment (46 credits) (Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences > Graduate > Academic Programs > Natural Resource Sciences)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Renewable Resources — Environment (Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences > Graduate > Academic Programs > Natural Resource Sciences)
Taken from Programs, Courses and University Regulations 2015-2016 (last updated Jul. 29, 2015).

Please note that the department of sociology will no longer be offering an option in Environment.

Environment Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Admission Requirements

Candidates must apply separately to the McGill School of Environment (MSE) for the graduate Environment option. Their acceptability will be based on their academic experience and performance, and availability of a potential MSE-accredited supervisor or co-supervisor for their proposed research. For further information, please consult the following website: www.mcgill.ca/mse/programs/envroption.

Application Procedures

McGill’s online application form for graduate program candidates is available at www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply.

See Application Procedures for detailed application procedures.

Additional Requirements

The items and clarifications below are additional requirements set by this department:

Application Deadlines

The application deadlines to the graduate Environment option may vary depending on the department you are applying to. For more information, please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator in the department you are interested in.

Taken from Programs, Courses and University Regulations 2015-2016 (last updated Jul. 14, 2015).

Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Programs | Application Procedures and Deadlines

 

Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Location

  • Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics
  • Macdonald Engineering Building, Room 492
  • 817 Sherbrooke Street West
  • Montreal QC H3A 0C3
  • Canada
  • Telephone: 514-398-6858
  • Fax: 514-398-7361
  • Email: gradinfo [dot] civil [at] mcgill [dot] ca
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/civil

About Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics

Advanced courses of instruction and laboratory facilities are available for Engineering graduate students who wish to proceed to the degrees of M.Eng., M.Sc., and Ph.D.

Graduate studies and research are at present being conducted in the fields of structures and structural mechanics; infrastructure rehabilitation; risk engineering; fluid mechanics and hydraulics; materials engineering; soil behaviour; soil mechanics and foundations; water resources engineering; environmental engineering; and transportation engineering.

M.Eng. in Civil Engineering

The master's degree can be pursued as a research degree (thesis) or as a coursework-based degree (project). The thesis degree is for those who wish to undertake research while the project degree is for those who wish to have a broader and more specialized training in civil engineering.

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.); Civil Engineering (Thesis) (45 credits)

Students obtain a deeper understanding of their area of specialty through courses selected with their supervisor. A two- to three-semester independent research project is undertaken in the field of structures and structural materials; infrastructure rehabilitation; risk engineering; fluid mechanics and hydraulics; materials engineering; soil behaviour; soil mechanics and foundations; water resources engineering; environmental engineering; and transportation engineering.

Master of Science (M.Sc.); Civil Engineering (Thesis) (45 credits)

Candidates with a bachelor's degree in a discipline other than Engineering, such as Science or Arts, may be accepted into an M.Sc. program in the Department. Such students would typically study in the fluid mechanics, water resources, environmental engineering, or transportation engineering areas, and would follow the thesis option program.

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.); Civil Engineering (Non-Thesis) (45 credits)

This is primarily a coursework degree with a small independent project.

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.); Civil Engineering (Non-Thesis) — Environmental Engineering (45 credits)

This program is offered to students with a university undergraduate degree in engineering who desire graduate education in the environmental engineering field. This non-thesis option is within the context of the existing M.Eng. (project option) programs currently offered in the Departments of Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences); Chemical Engineering; Civil Engineering; and Mining, Metals, and Materials Engineering. This program emphasizes interdisciplinary fundamental knowledge courses, practical applications in diverse environmental contexts, and functional skills needed for solving environmental problems through a wide range of technical and non-technical courses offered by collaborating departments and faculties at the University. Candidates must possess a bachelor's degree in engineering. The Environmental Engineering option is administered by the Faculty of Engineering.

Further information may be obtained from the Program Coordinator, Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Civil Engineering

Research can be conducted in the fields of structures and structural mechanics; infrastructure rehabilitation; risk engineering; fluid mechanics and hydraulics; materials engineering; soil behaviour; soil mechanics and foundations; water resources engineering; environmental engineering; and transportation engineering.

Taken from Programs, Courses and University Regulations 2015-2016 (last updated Jul. 24, 2015).

Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Admission Requirements

The general rules of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies apply and are detailed in Graduate Admissions and Application Procedures. The minimum academic standard for admission is a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0/4.0 in a recognized program. Alternatively, an equivalent grade point average of no less than 3.2/4.0 over the last two years of the program will be accepted.

Applicants to graduate studies whose mother tongue is not English, and who have not completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from a recognized foreign institution where English is the language of instruction or from a recognized Canadian institution (anglophone or francophone), must write either:

  • the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language; preferably the Internet-based test (iBT)); Master's applicants must achieve an overall minimum score of 86 (or 567 on the paper-based test (PBT)) and Ph.D. applicants must achieve a minimum overall score of 92 (or 580 on the PBT), with a minimum score of 20 for each component (i.e., Writing, Reading, Speaking, Listening); or
  • the IELTS (International English Language Testing System); Master's applicants must achieve a minimum band score of 6.5, and Ph.D. applicants must achieve a minimum band score of 7 in order to apply.

Test results reach McGill approximately eight weeks after the test is taken; please note that it is the student's responsibility to make the necessary arrangements with the examining board to write the test in his/her country of residence. Full information and registration forms may be obtained by consulting the TOEFL or the IELTS websites.

Application Procedures

McGill’s online application form for graduate program candidates is available at www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply.

See Application Procedures for detailed application procedures.

Application Deadlines

The application deadlines listed here are set by the Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics and may be revised at any time. Applicants must verify all deadlines and documentation requirements well in advance on the appropriate McGill departmental website; please consult the list at www.mcgill.ca/gps/contact/graduate-program.

Canadian International Special/Exchange/Visiting
Fall: Jan. 15 Fall: Jan. 15 Fall: Jan. 15
Winter: Oct. 15 Winter: Sept. 15 Winter: Sept. 15
Summer: N/A Summer: N/A Summer: N/A

Admission to graduate studies is competitive; accordingly, late and/or incomplete applications are considered only as time and space permit.

Note: Applications for Summer term admission will not be considered.
Taken from Programs, Courses and University Regulations 2015-2016 (last updated Jul. 24, 2015).

Anthropology

Programs | Application Procedures and Deadlines

Anthropology

Location

  • Department of Anthropology
  • Stephen Leacock Building
  • 855 Sherbrooke Street West, Room 712
  • Montreal QC H3A 2T7
  • Canada
  • Telephone: 514-398-4300
  • Fax: 514-398-7476
  • Email: gradprogram [dot] anthropology [at] mcgill [dot] ca
  • Website: www.mcgill.ca/anthropology

About Anthropology

Our Department places high priority on research and on maintaining a distinguished graduate program. Each year, we admit only a small number of very highly qualified applicants for studies leading to the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Anthropology. Thus, our students benefit from close supervision by their committees and from high-quality peer exchange. By maintaining a high staff-student ratio, we are able to offer our graduate students an unusual degree of flexibility and personalized attention in designing their programs according to their specific interests. There are no comprehensive examinations, and the program is particularly congenial to students who are self-directed.

Master of Arts (M.A.); Anthropology (Thesis) (48 credits)

The purpose of the M.A. program is to provide advanced-level training in socio-cultural anthropology and archaeology to prepare students for research at the Ph.D. level.

Master of Arts (M.A.); Anthropology (Thesis) — Development Studies (48 credits)

The Development Studies Option (DSO) is a cross-disciplinary M.A. program that is unique in Canada, if not the world, because it is designed to provide students with a strong practical and theoretical foundation for engaging in genuinely cross-disciplinary research. The option is offered within existing M.A. and Ph.D. programs in the departments of Geography, History, Political Science, Anthropology, Economics, and Sociology. This thesis option is open to master's students specializing in development studies. Students enter through one of the participating departments and must meet the M.A. or Ph.D. requirements of that unit. Students will take an interdisciplinary seminar and a variety of graduate-level courses on international development issues. The M.A. or Ph.D. thesis must be on a topic relating to development studies, approved by the DSO coordinating committee.

Master of Arts (M.A.); Anthropology (Thesis) — Environment (48 credits)

The Environment option is aimed at students who wish to use interdisciplinary approaches in their graduate research on environmental issues and who wish to benefit from interaction with students from a wide range of different disciplines. Through research, seminars, and two courses, this option adds an interdisciplinary layer that will challenge students to defend their research and think in a broader context. The graduate option in Environment provides students with an appreciation for the role of science in informed decision-making in the environmental sector, and its influence on political, socio-economic, and ethical judgments. Students who have been admitted through their home department or faculty may apply for admission to the option. Option requirements are consistent across academic units. The option is coordinated by the McGill School of Environment (MSE), in partnership with participating academic units.

Master of Arts (M.A.); Anthropology (Thesis) — Gender and Women's Studies (48 credits)

The graduate option in Gender and Women’s Studies is an interdisciplinary program for students who meet degree requirements in Anthropology (and other participating departments and faculties), who wish to earn 6 credits of approved coursework focusing on gender and women’s studies, and issues in feminist research and methods. The thesis must be on a topic centrally related to gender and/or women’s studies.

Master of Arts (M.A.); Anthropology (Non-Thesis) (45 credits)

This program is currently not being offered.

The purpose of the M.A. program is to provide advanced-level training in anthropology and to prepare students for research at the Ph.D. level.

Master of Arts (M.A.); Medical Anthropology (Thesis) (48 credits)

The M.A. program in Medical Anthropology is given jointly by the Department of Anthropology and the Department of Social Studies of Medicine (SSOM). The program is open to students with backgrounds in the social sciences, the medical professions, or the medical sciences.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Anthropology

The purpose of the Ph.D. program is to enable students to make original contributions to research in socio-cultural anthropology, archaeology, and medical anthropology in the form of a doctoral thesis. The program offers fieldwork-based doctoral training for students wishing to concentrate on different geographic areas (including Africa, Latin America, Europe, North America, and Asia).

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Anthropology — Neotropical Environment

The Ph.D. program in Neotropical Environment (NEO) is a specialized, interdisciplinary program made possible by collaborating institutions in Canada, Panama, and the United States. Students will complete their research in Latin America, and NEO's core and complementary courses will be taught in Panama. NEO is aimed at students who wish to focus their graduate research on environmental issues relevant to the neotropics and Latin American countries. Students work under the supervision of researchers from McGill and/or the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI). This is a research-based option for Ph.D. students in the departments of Anthropology, Biology, Bioresource Engineering, Geography, Natural Resource Sciences, Plant Science, and Political Science at McGill University.

Taken from Programs, Courses and University Regulations 2015-2016 (last updated Jul. 14, 2015).

Anthropology Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Admission Requirements

Our Department places high priority on research and on maintaining a distinguished graduate program. Each year, we admit only a small number of very highly qualified applicants for studies leading to the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Anthropology.

For graduate applicants whose mother tongue is not English, and who have not completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from a recognized foreign institution where English is the language of instruction or from a recognized Canadian institution (anglophone or francophone), a minimum TOEFL score of 100 on the Internet-based test (iBT), with each component score not less than 20, is required.

Further application information is available on the Department website at www.mcgill.ca/anthropology/graduate/admissions.

Master's

Admission to the M.A. program is open competitively to students holding an Honours or Major B.A. in Anthropology. Outstanding candidates with B.A. degrees in other disciplines but with substantial background related to anthropology are sometimes admitted on the condition that they complete a specified number of additional courses in Anthropology.

The applicants admitted usually have undergraduate grade point averages of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0-point scale.

Ph.D.

Admission to the Ph.D. program is open competitively to students with a master’s degree in Anthropology. In very special circumstances, candidates with a master’s degree in related disciplines may be admitted.

Application Procedures

McGill’s online application form for graduate program candidates is available at www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply.

See Application Procedures for detailed application procedures.

Additional Requirements

The items and clarifications below are additional requirements set by this department:

  • GRE results – for international applicants only
  • TOEFL – for non-anglophone and non-francophone applicants
  • Writing Sample – a recent sample of the applicant's written work, on any topic (not necessarily within the desired field of graduate study), not necessarily previously submitted for evaluation or publication in English or French, and no more than 15 pages in length
  • Personal Statement – an essay in which the applicant describes reasons for applying to graduate studies and indicates qualifications, qualities, or circumstances the applicant feels to be significant. Applicants usually provide information about educational and professional goals, and discuss their interest in the desired field of study
  • Curriculum Vitae

Application Deadlines

The application deadlines listed here are set by the Department of Anthropology and may be revised at any time. Applicants must verify all deadlines and documentation requirements well in advance on the appropriate McGill departmental website; please consult the list at www.mcgill.ca/gps/contact/graduate-program.

Canadian International Special/Exchange/Visiting
Fall: Dec. 15 Fall: Dec. 15 Fall: N/A
Winter: N/A Winter: N/A Winter: N/A
Summer: N/A Summer: N/A Summer: N/A

Admission to graduate studies is competitive; accordingly, late and/or incomplete applications are considered only as time and space permit.

Note: The Department Admissions Committee announces its selections by mid-March.
Taken from Programs, Courses and University Regulations 2015-2016 (last updated Jul. 14, 2015).