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SENS courses include an intensive program on field skills.

Master of Sustainable Environmental Management (MSEM)

Our MSEM students transcend disciplinary boundaries to manage complex problems and address sustainability challenges from the local to the global context. This intensive program may be completed in one year of study and provides students with hands-on learning opportunities and develops their project management skills. Students address real-world issues by working with a public, private, research or non-profit partner. Graduates go on to work in industry, the non-profit sector, the public sector and in research organizations. For a list of projects and sample reports completed by MSEM candidates, click here

How to apply

All prospective graduate students apply to the U of S through the College of Graduate Studies and Research. The application process is outlined on the CGSR website

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What MSEM students and alumni are saying 

“At SENS, there is a lot of focus on learning by doing and working with communities to help them solve their environmental and sustainability issues. We often work together on teams to bring in different points of view and learn from one another.”
Manuel Chavez-Ortiz
MSEM student and 2013-2014 president of the SENS Students’ Association (SENSSA)

"I credit the MSEM program in providing an excellent base from which to build a meaningful career in the environmental management field. It provided me with the management skills I needed to succeed and a deeper understanding of sustainability as a whole."
Jesse Woodward
MSEM graduate, Markets Director, West Kootenay EcoSociety

Admission Requirements
  • a four-year honours degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study
  • a cumulative weighted average of at least a 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (e.g. 60 credit units)
  • Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English. See the College of Graduate Studies and Research Academic Information and Policies in this Catalogue for more information
Degree Requirements