Memorial University of Newfoundland
Graduate Studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland
Masters of Science
Masters of Environmental Science
Virtually all local and global environmental problems require interdisciplinary approaches in understanding the problems and designing the required solutions. The master of science (environmental science) and master of environmental science degree curricula emphasize the rigorous application of scientific principles to these tasks.
The Environmental Science Program is an interdisciplinary Masters level graduate program offered by the Faculty of Science and the Department of Geography on the St. John's campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland. It is distinct from, but complementary to, two graduate programs in Memorial's Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, namely Environmental Systems Engineering and Management and Environmental Engineering.
Students enter the Environmental Science Program from a wide range of undergraduate science backgrounds, including the undergraduate program in Environmental Science offered at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College (Memorial's campus in Corner Brook). Our graduate program gives students an opportunity to build upon their undergraduate science education, to investigate its environmental relevance, to see how it relates to other scientific disciplines important in Environmental Science, and to learn more about these other disciplines.
The programs have two primary goals: to provide instruction in the application of scientific theory to the examination of environmental problems and to sensitize students to the interlinkages between scientific disciplines
The environmental science programs share some courses with the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. The collaboration between the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science further enhances the breadth of preparation and cross-sensitization of the programs' graduates.
International Student Requirements:
TOEFL: English Proficiency min score: 550 paper-based score / 213 Computer-based score / 80 Internet-based score
IELTS: Band 6.5 or higher
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: No
International Financial Aid: No