What will I learn?

Across the globe environmental professions continue to undergo significant growth and increase in relevance. Our 30 credit totally online Master of Science in Environmental Practice degree prepares students to advance their career and to contribute positively to finding solutions for environmental problems. The master’s degree in Environmental Practice is available as a Master of Science (MSc) in Environmental Practice and as a Master of Arts (MA) in Environmental Practice.

This program is one of a suite of programs offered through the Canadian Centre for Environmental Education (CCEE) which is a result of a partnership between Royal Roads University and the Environmental Careers Organization of Canada (ECO Canada).

A unique opportunity for cross-border awareness and for a broader perspective is provided by access to courses offered by the University College, University of Denver, in their Master's degree program in Environmental Policy and Management.

Who It's For

The Master’s Degree in Environmental Practice is designed for those seeking a program that is professionally-focused and which has a content related to professional certification. The program is primarily designed for:

  • environmental practitioners heading towards professional certification or who are already professional certified as EP’s, but who may require updating to retain their active certification and/or career development
  • professionals aiming at a managerial level position and seeking advanced degrees
  • international university graduates from environmental programs with relevant work experience
  • graduates from other CCEE programs
  • college graduates who complete the degree completion option through CCEE
  • university graduates who graduate from the CCEE Certificate program

Outcomes:

  • Graduates of the MA in Environmental Practice will be able to:
  • Relate their knowledge to environmental issues in their work environment
  • Assess the environmental and socio-economic elements of sustaining a healthy environment and societal well-being as an environmental practitioner
  • Develop and evaluate goals, objectives and strategies, taking a range of perspectives into consideration
  • Prepare, communicate and implement action plans
  • Make decisions that require a broad understanding of environmental knowledge, policy and regulation, and leadership skills
  • Solve problems effectively in differing workplace situations
  • Act as a leader who can meet the fundamental challenges of addressing complex environmental issues
  • Possess the skills and knowledge to coordinate and integrate different perspectives to aid public and private bodies make informed decisions
  • Possess a broad environmental vision and a sound understanding of how environmental issues are addressed under different jurisdictions and the dynamics of both public and private sectors

Which department am I in?

School of Environment and Sustainability

Study options

Online/Distance (3+ years)

Tuition fees
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Start date

8 September 2020, 4 January 2021

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 take "Academic Writing and Critical Thinking" 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 take "Academic Writing and Critical Thinking" 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