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IWRM Program McGill University - Applying for the IWRM Course

M.Sc. IWRM - Non Thesis Option (45 credits)

One year Master of Science in Integrated Water Resources Management (Non-Thesis).

Application deadlines for Canadian and International Students: 

Note: This deadline is the last day to apply and pay your application fee. It is not the last day to have your application materials received.

Canadian Students International Students
Fall term: May 31 Fall term: March 15
Winter term: October 15 Winter term: August 31

This non-thesis Master’s in IWRM is offered by the Department of Bioresource Engineering. In this program students are offered the unique opportunity to study the various biophysical, environmental, legal, institutional, and socio-economic aspects of water use and management in an integrated context. The integrated perspective ensures that social, economic, environmental as well as technical dimensions are all taken into account in the management and development of water resources. This is a one-year, non-thesis program that leads to the Master of Science in Integrated Water Resources Management degree.

In the program interdisciplinary knowledge is emphasized, and a broad perspective of water resources management issues is promoted through a wide range of courses offered by collaborating departments and faculties at McGill University. Candidates are required to have a Bachelor's degree but this does not need to be an engineering degree. Non-engineering students are encouraged to apply. Note that students have been admitted into the program with undergraduate degrees in geography, international development studies, sociology, anthropology, mathematics, environmental studies, biology, natural resources management, and engineering, among others.

In order to expedite the registration procedure, candidates who are interested in enrolling in the IWRM non-thesis M.Sc. program should first contact Dr. Jan Adamowski or Dr. Wietske Medema. To then apply to the program, click on: "How to Apply to the Graduate Programs". Note that the faculty-level administrative person in charge of non-thesis applications is laura [dot] wittebol [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Laura Wittebol). You can contact her for help during the application procedure.

Admission Requirements and Procedures

Candidates are required to have a Bachelor's degree but this does not need to be an engineering degree.

Non-engineering students are encouraged to apply as students have been admitted into the program with undergraduate degrees in geography, international development studies, sociology, anthropology, mathematics, environmental studies, biology, natural resources management, and engineering among others. Candidates are required to have a minimum 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. Candidates with lower cGPAs will be considered if they have work or volunteer experience in a relevant field.

Applicants for graduate studies to academic units in the Faculty  of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences must submit applications via the web. To know more about the application procedure click on the button "Preparing to Apply".

Preparing to Apply for the IWRM Course at McGill University

 

Under "Preparing to Apply" you will find information on the admission procedure, covering various items from choosing a program to what steps to take after you have been admitted. Once you have the required supporting documents ready, you can proceed to the online application procedure by clicking below on "Apply Now". 

Apply Now for the IWRM Course at McGill University

 

For further information contact the Graduate Admissions Unit:

christiane [dot] trudeau [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Christiane Trudeau): For all Bioresource Engineering thesis programs.

Tel: 514-398-7762

laura [dot] wittebol [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Laura Wittebol): For all Bioresource Engineering non-thesis programs

Tel: 514-398-7941