What will I learn?

The Master of Arts in Environmental Education and Communication students critically examine the issues and perceptions of our world through various lenses, perspectives and multiple modalities revealing more of the interdependencies and correspondences that exist within the larger context rather than focus on what may be erroneously identified as “the problem”. And by the larger context, that means students often get outside – outside boxed-in mindsets and outside the classroom as well.

Program features

Three 3-weeks outstanding residencies over the summers:

  • First residency: Builds the cornerstone foundations for the program as you meet your cohort and the community that supports this program
  • Second residency: One week at Field School living and learning in community with various Indigenous coastal peoples followed by a two-week on-campus immersion
  • Third residency: Implementation of your thesis or major research project into action by living your learning

This program can be completed in one of two ways as a capstone to your degree:

  • Thesis
  • Major Research Project

Careers
The Master of Arts in Environmental Education and Communication at Royal Roads University will prepare you for a career that requires the knowledge, skills, competencies and applied approaches to find viable solutions to 21st century challenges. Our graduates are working at national and international levels in sectors such as: education, journalism & communications, health, parks & recreation, theology, government, social profit & social mobilization, politics & governance, green technology, international NGO’s, resource management and sustainable community development, to name a few.

Which department am I in?

School of Environment and Sustainability

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (2 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$16,589.50 (US$ 12,109) per year
CAN $33,179 for the entire program. This fee is for 2019 and subject to change in the coming year.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

6 July 2020, 12 July 2021

Venue

Royal Roads University

2005 Sooke Road,

VICTORIA,

British Columbia (BC),

V9B 5Y2, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have four year (or comparable) undergraduate degree, preferably in a related field, from a recognized post-secondary institution, with a minimum B average. English Language Requirements: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic 7.0 overall with a minimum 6.5 in writing, speaking, listening and reading; Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT 100 overall with a minimum 26 in writing and 23 in listening, reading and speaking; Pearson Test of English - Academic (PTE-A): 68 overall with a minimum 60 in writing, speaking, listening and reading.

For international students

STANDARD ADMISSION

  • Four-year (or comparable) undergraduate degree in a related field, with a minimum GPA of 'B' (3.00/4.33), from a recognized post-secondary institution.
  • At least two years of relevant work or volunteer experience.
  • Applicants who meet the degree requirement, but not the GPA requirement, will normally be required to complete"Academic Writing and Critical Thinking" several weeks prior to starting the program and obtain a minimum final grade of B (73%).

FLEXIBLE ADMISSION

Applicants who do not meet the Standard Admission requirements will be considered for Flexible Admission and assessed as follows:

  • Normally, six years of relevant work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • All flexible admission applicants will normally be required to complete "Academic Writing and Critical Thinking" several weeks prior to starting the program and obtain a minimum final grade of B (73%).

English Language Requirements:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic 6.5 overall with a minimum 6.5 in writing and speaking and 6.0 in listening and reading
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT 88 overall with a minimum 24 in writing and 20 in listening, reading and speaking
  • Pearson Test of English – Academic (PTE-A): 60 overall with a minimum 60 in writing and speaking and 58 minimum in listening and reading

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About this uni

Royal Roads is more than a university, it is a transformative learning and life-changing experience.

  • Set in a National Heritage Site on the Pacific coast
  • Innovative study model of personal & professional learning
  • Vibrant international student body from over 60 countries
  • Average class size of 35 allowing better access to instructors