Our MREM program is one of Canada’s longest running and most recognized Master of Resource and Environmental Management programs. The full-time, 16-month program combines coursework with real life experience including Canada’s only paid internship program during your first year. We help students pursue what they are passionate about. You’ll build a well-rounded combination of knowledge and experience that will serve you well on any career path you choose.

What sets Dalhousie's MREM program apart?

One of Canada's most recognized and longest running MREM programs.

Only program in Canada with 4-month paid internships as mandatory part of the program.

Highly employable. 96% employment rate within 6 months of graduation.

World-class faculty. National and international leaders in the fields of natural resource management and environmental science.

Student-led research. Perform hands-on, focused research as part of your MREM experience.

Joint degree programs. Earn 2 master's degrees in just 1 extra year.

Admissions requirements overview

  • Four-year honours Bachelor's degree, equivalent or Bachelor's degree with evidence of independent research capacity.
    • Equivalencies that demonstrate independent research capability and may be considered include capstone projects, research internships, academic journal publications, independent study courses, and research work experience. 
    • Applicants should highlight these equivalencies in their CV and Statement of Interest when applying to the program.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (B average). Average successful applicant GPA is 3.3 (B+)
  • If your first language is not English - Proof of English language proficiency from a standard language test, such as TOEFL (minimum score of 102 for the internet-based test) or IELTS (7.5 minimum score). 

Application evaluation process

In evaluating applications the following elements are weighted as follows:

Transcript (first 2 years) 10%
Transcript (final years) 30%
References 20%
Statement of career objectives  20%
Relevant experience 20%

Course requirements

Here’s a breakdown of the required courses, and we’ve compiled a list of electives that are popular with our students. But, it is in no way a complete list. You have many more electives options.

Year One, Fall Term

Required courses:
ENVI5504.03 Management of Resources and the Environment (plus a tutorial)
ENVI5507.03 Environmental Informatics
Two electives (.03 x 2)

Year One, Winter Term

Required courses:
ENVI5505.03 Biophysical Dimensions of Resource and Environmental Management
ENVI5500.03 Sociopolitical Dimensions of Resource and Environmental Management
ENVI5205.03 Law and Policy for Resource and Environmental Management
One elective (.03)

Year One, Summer Term

ENVI5509.00 Internship in Resource and Environmental Management

Year Two, Fall Term

Required courses:
ENVI5508.03 MREM Project Report
Three electives (.03 x 3)

To help you get started with selecting electives, 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]


MREM students pay fees per class. Fees are normally posted on Dal's Money Matters website by June for the following September.

  • 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.
  • Tuition cost does not include books or other materials, transportation, meal, accommodations and other living costs.
  • An approximate figure of the cost for course materials (textbooks, etc.) is $800/year.

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