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YORK UNIVERSITY - [YU], TORONTO, ONTARIO - PROGRAMS

Toronto, OntarioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1959Established Year
  52300Enrollment

Master (Environmental Studies)

 2 years
 full time
  English
 on campus
  Thesis Based

Field of Study

$ 14,118 

1st Year
Fees

International Student Tution

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Program Description

  • Master of Environmental Studies at York University is offered as a 2-year teaching program.
  • It is an on-campus program offered on a full-time basis only.
  • The graduate program in Environmental Studies contributes to solving some of the most pressing socio-environmental issues of the times.
  • The research topics of this program include:
    • rethinking climate change policy
    • ecocultural studies
    • democratizing the global city
    • children's environmental education programs in zoos
    • community-based renewable energy development
    • the evolution of corporate social responsibility
  • The Faculty of Environmental Studies has long recognized the importance of an interdisciplinary approach to understanding complex local and global problems.
  • It has developed master’s and PhD programs offering the opportunity to examine a wide range of issues within a dynamic, flexible, and supportive structure.
  • These qualities allow students to bring their own interests to the program, where passions are nourished and encouraged with the guidance of dedicated faculty members and support personnel.
  • The streams and specialization of the programs are:
    • Master of Environmental Studies (MES) Planning Program 
    • Joint Master of Environmental Studies/Juris Doctor (MES/JD)
    • Diploma in Business and the Environment
    • Diploma in Environmental/Sustainability Education
  • The Program ​is consists of a personal plan of study and research paper, project, portfolio, or thesis.
  • Students get the opportunity to explore the theoretical and practical relationships between natural, social, artistic, and built environments.
  • FES faculty and students are encouraged to apply for internal and external funding for their research initiatives.
  • The Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) at York University has been at the forefront of cutting edge research, teaching, and learning and has one of the most diverse and active research cultures in York.
  • The average salary of the program goes up to 51,000 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Master
Duration2 years
Fees$ 30,544 for 2 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Feb 15)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS
ExamsGRE
Program Urlhttps://futurestudents.yorku.ca/graduate/programs/environmental-studies

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must have a 4-year undergraduate degree from a recognized university.
  • A GPA of at least 3.33 (B+ grade) out of 4.33 in the last two years of study is required to be eligible for the program.

Work Experience:

  • Students can also get admission in this program if they do not meet the minimum requirements.
  • Students may be considered for admission if they have an extensive background in the area they wish to study, including significant writing and analytical experience.

Indian Student Eligibility

Indian students are eligible to apply if they have any one of the following certificates:

  • Completed a 4-year UG degree with first class in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Or, completed a master's degree with first-class in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Or, completed a 3-year UG degree from an accredited institution.

Submission of GRE scores is compulsory for this program, however, it is recommended to submit a minimum 300+ score for a better chance of admission.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.

The above requirements are the minimum requirements and do not guarantee admission. The admissions committee will consider all evidence in the file and decide. To know more about the requirem…. Read More


Required Document List

Following Documents are required to attend this program:

  • Online application form: Students have to submit an online application form at the official website.
  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
  • Statement of Purpose: An essay or other written statement written by the student.
  • Academic Documents: Submit copies of official transcripts from post-secondary institutions attended.
  • Three letters of recommendation: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
  • Sample of written work: Student has to write something interesting as their sample essay in the application form.
  • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.


Application Deadline

Fall
Feb 15


Scores Required

100 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

7.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

309 / 340

Avg. Score in

GRE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

Year/headYear 1Year 2
Tuition fees$14118$14118
Health insurance$540$540
Other fees$614$614
Total fees$15272$15272

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Housing$ 4,441
Food$ 3,750

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Ontario Graduate Scholarship $10,847 Yes N/A
Bhajan Lal Scholarship Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Bharat Petroleum Scholarship 2020 Variable Yes N/A
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship $20,000 Yes N/A
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Aga khan Foundation Scholarships Variable Yes 31 Mar, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • A Student VISA authorizes students to study in Canada legally.
  • International students will receive their Study Permits in the form of a paper document which will usually be attached to the passport at the Canadian port of entry.
  • Temporary Resident Visas (TRVs), commonly called Entry Visas, are to be obtained by foreign nationals who require visas to enter Canada, while Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) allows foreign nationals from visa-exempted countries to enter Canada without a visa.

Work Study

Eligibility:

  • The student must have a valid study permit for the period of employment.
  • He/She should meet the specific skills and experience requirements set by the sponsoring department.

Restrictions:

  • All students are permitted to accept one Work-Study position only per program period.
  • Non-degree students (i.e. visiting students, students on a LOP) are not eligible for Work-Study.
  • Students are not eligible to hold a work-study position in the same term in which they are holding an NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award (or equivalent).

Salary Rate:

  • Hourly rates vary with the nature of the job, the scope of responsibilities and work experience.
  • The salary range will be indicated on the job posting and/or students will be advised by the employer during the interview.
  • Work/study students are paid by their hiring department through York's payroll system.
  • Student Financial Services does not pay students and cannot make adjustments to pay.

Career and Placement after Course

Possible career opportunities are:

  • Environmental Scientist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Science Manager
  • Lecturer
  • Wildlife Film-maker
  • Environment Photographer
  • Environment Journalists
  • Conservation Hydrologist



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