Environmental Assessment

Please note:  The Environmental Assessment Program is notoffered currently .


McGill University, located in the bilingual and multicultural setting of Montreal, Quebec, is Canada's leading research-intensive university and has earned a worldwide reputation for scholarly achievement and scientific discovery. In addition to being internationally-oriented and networked with other universities and institutions globally, McGill offers expertise on environmental, economic, development, and trade issues through the Department of Natural Resource Sciences, the Centre for Developing Area Studies, the McGill School of Environment, the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law, the Brace Centre for Water Resources Management, and other units within its faculties.

McGill University’s Master of Science in Environmental Assessment is a direct response to the international increase in the use of EA, and the growing need for more and better trained EA practitioners.


The Masters is aimed at environmental assessment professionals active in careers in the international, governmental, private sector and civil society institutions and agencies that guide environmental assessment, environmental management and sustainable development in Canada and worldwide. Structured in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Program and the Canadian International Development Agency, its courses are based at McGill’s Macdonald Campus where delivery is shared between university faculty and outside experts from affiliated partnership institutions and agencies.