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Master of Science in Environmental Science




What will I learn?


A program that fills local, regional, provincial, national and international needs for environmental scientists. The program is designed to produce graduates who are innovative researchers and have multi-disciplinary skills and broad knowledge in the field of environmental science. It is structured to be unique, flexible and relevant.


TRU is ideally located to study environmental issues due its proximity to diverse ecosystems. The region provides rare native grassland ecosystems, freshwater wetlands, lakes and rivers, and a rich diversity of forested ecosystems, all within easy access, as well as mountain and ocean ecosystems within a few hours drive.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (28 credit hours)

Tuition fees
CAD$18,890.50 (US$ 14,015) per year
CAN $37,781 for entire course

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

Application deadline

Expected February 2024

Start date

3 January 2024, 6 May 2024


Thompson Rivers University

Kamloops Campus,

805 TRU Way,


British Columbia (BC),

V2C 0C8, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Acceptable four (4) year bachelor degree or equivalent in a discipline of science, or a related discipline with a minimum average grade in the last 60 credits of: B (GPA of 3.00 on a scale of 4.33) for project option; B+ (GPA of 3.33 on a scale of 4.33) for thesis option. English Language Proficiency Requirements: a minimum iBT score of 88 with no section below 20, or IELTS of at least 6.5 with no band below 6.0.

For international students

Applicants must be graduates of a four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent (in an appropriate discipline), from an accredited institution with a GPA of 3.3 on a scale of 4.33, in the last 60 credits.

English language requirement:

A minimum TOEFL score of 570 with a TWE of 4.5 or higher (paper-based test, or minimum score of 88 with no section below 20 (IBT)

IELTS of at least 6.5 with no bands below 6.0

CAEL of at least 70 with no subtest below 60

MELAB of 81+

CanTest of 4.5+ with no component score below 4.0

completion of TRU ESAL Level 5

completion of TRU ENGL 1100 and CMNS1290 or equivalent


  • September Intake: May 30
  • January Intake: October 15
  • May Intake: February 15

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Thompson Rivers University

Located in Canada, TRU offers international students a diverse, inclusive and empowering space to learn, live and thrive in.

  • Over 200 on-campus and online programs
  • Based in the interior of British Columbia, Canada
  • #1 nationally in the Canada Sustainable University Ranking
  • 95 percent student satisfaction with bachelor’s programs

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