Program Details

The MREM is a full-time 16-month course-based program that’s designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to pursue a career in natural resource and environmental management. With a curriculum that combines coursework, an internship and a project report, you’ll build a well-rounded combination of knowledge and experience that will serve you well in your future career.

Admissions requirements overview

  • Honours 4-year Bachelor Degree or equivalent (e.g. substantive independent project work)
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (B average) in the last two years or equivalent. Average successful applicant GPA is 3.3 (B+)
  • If your first language is not English you must provide proof of English language proficiency from a standard language test, such as TOEFL (minimum score of 92 for the internet-based test); MELAB (90 minimum score) or IELTS (7.5 minimum score). May not be required in some cases.

Application evaluation overview

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

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:
MGMT5000.03 Management Without Borders
ENVI5508.03 MREM Project Report
Two electives (.03 x 2)

To help you get started with selecting electives, we have prepared a list of courses that may be of interest 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.

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.