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Please note:  The Environmental Assessment Program is not offered currently.


1. Can I begin this program in the fall session?

The EA program only has one start date per year and it is in January.

2. How much does the program cost?

Please see http://www.mcgill.ca/studentaid/cost/ for a breakdown of fees for graduate studies at McGill. Please keep in mind that the fees listed are for one year (2 semesters) of full-time studies. As this program spans three consecutive semesters, you will need to multiply the total cost by 1.5x.

3. What kind of financial assistance is available for this program?

At this point in time, there are no internal scholarships to which students in the EA program are eligible. We therefore highly encourage applicants to look into external funding via their own governments and/or external funding agencies. Please be aware that students will have an opportunity to earn a part-time salary via TA-ships, and may have an opportunity to earn a salary during their internship semester.

4. What are the admission requirements for this program?

Candidates are required to have a Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject, with an equivalent cumulative grade point average of 3.0/4.0 or 3.2/4.0 during the last two years of full-time university study. High grades are expected in courses considered by the academic unit to be preparatory to the graduate program. Successful applicants should also have at least four years of professional experience in a relevant discipline (not necessarily cumulative).

Documents required:

  1. A signed and completed application form and $100 application fee.
  2. Two official copies of all university level transcripts with proof of degree(s) granted. Transcripts written in a language other than English or French must be accompanied by a certified translation. An explanation of the grading system used by the applicant's university is essential. If transcripts contain course numbers only, please submit a list of the titles of courses taken in the major subject.
  3. Two letters of recommendation on letterhead (official paper) of originating institution or bearing the university seal and with original signatures from two instructors familiar with the applicant's work, preferably in the applicant's area of specialization. If the degree was awarded more than five years ago, letters of recommendation can be written by employers rather than professors.
  4. A curriculum vitae
  5. Letter of intent outlining the applicant’s reasons for wishing to pursue the program of study.

5. If I meet the minimum requirements, will I automatically be accepted into the program?

No, not necessarily. Please be aware that this is a highly competitive program with more applicants than there is space for students. We will therefore rank applicants based on their previous academic and professional experience and accept those that are the most highly qualified.

6. What if I’m an international student?

Given the international scope of environmental assessment, this masters program is committed to graduating students of all nationalities and of both genders. We will therefore ensure equal opportunity and an equivalent number of spaces for both Canadian and non-Canadian applicants.