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Program Details

The MES program will give you the opportunity to create and share knowledge that will generate positive change in the world. You’ll choose a pressing issue related to resources, environment or human wellbeing and the environment, and focus research and a thesis around your discoveries. The program’s balance of courses and peer interaction allows you to explore a broad range of issues.

Program length

This two-year degree program includes both course work and a thesis. Most students finish within 24 months. If your thesis work extends beyond the end of the second year, you can register as a continuing or thesis-only student.

You must complete the program within five years, although extensions may be granted in exceptional circumstances.

Course Requirements


 

Required Courses

Year One, Fall Term

ENVI5035 Research Design and Methods
ENVI5009 Graduate Seminar in Resource and Environmental Studies (first year students are expected to attend but register in second year only)
ENVI9000 MES Thesis

Year One, Winter Term

Required courses:
ENVI9000 MES Thesis

Year One, Summer Term

Required courses:
ENVI9000 MES Thesis

Year Two, Fall Term

Required courses:
MGMT5000 Management Without Borders
ENVI5009 Graduate Seminar in Resource and Environmental Studies (Environmental Studies (first year students are expected to attend but register in second year only)
ENVI9000 MES Thesis

Year Two, Winter Term

Required courses:
ENVI9000 MES Thesis

Year Two, Summer Term

Required courses:
ENVI9000 MES Thesis

Electives

To help you get started we have prepared a list of courses that may be of interset to you but it is in no way a complete list. 

Courses that may be of interest. [PDF - 25kB]

Part-time studies

Some students choose to take the MES part-time. Part-time university fees are 1/3 those paid by full-time students. A student admitted to the MES program on a part-time basis must complete the program within seven years.

A student may change between full-time and part-time status, but those considering this should hold in mind two regulations:

  1. Part-time students may take only five half-credit courses in a year.
  2. For both full-time and part-time students, fees equivalent to two years of full-time fees must be paid before the degree will be granted.

Fees

MES Students pay program fees - a fixed lump sum each semester regardless of the number of classes in which they are enrolled. Fees are normally posted on Dal's Money Matters website by June for the following year.

Currently, tuition and additional fees for the MES program (2 years) is approximately $17,000 ($33,000 for international students including differential fee).  

Fees are paid per term, in September, January and May. Please note that a non-refundable admission deposit of $200 is required by all new students within four weeks after acceptance into the program. This will be applied against the tuition fee. Student Union dues, membership to the athletic facility (Dalplex), health/dental and other fees are included. Non-Canadian students pay a differential fee.

An approximate figure of the cost for course materials (text books, etc.) is $800/year.

Fee schedules are subject to change. The Money Matters website can supply up-to-date information.

What you need to finish

The minimum requirement to complete the program is seven half-credits and a thesis. Depending on your background, a faculty advisor or supervisor may suggest class work beyond the minimum load.