Our Graduate Programs


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The School of Environment and Sustainability offers a course-based Master of Sustainable Environmental Management, as well as thesis-based Master’s and Doctor of Philosophy in Environment and Sustainability. The programs emphasize the complex nature of environmental and sustainability challenges and the need for interdisciplinary understandings across a range of topics. Students are exposed to a variety of unique environmental learning and research experiences through experiential field trips, access to local experts through our “Practitioner in Residence” programs and team-taught courses.

Students may enter the programs from a variety of backgrounds, including natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, business, law, education or arts and humanities. In addition to meeting specific SENS program requirements, applicants must meet the admission requirements for the College of Graduate Studies and Research at the University of Saskatchewan.

The Master of Sustainable Environmental Management (MSEM) program provides students with the skills to become successful environmental practitioners. In an intensive, one-year program, students engage in courses that include hands-on learning opportunities while developing project management skills by working in partnership with a local organization. The MSEM degree prepares graduates to evaluate sustainability challenges and develop solutions by measuring and understanding the way human and natural systems interact. Graduates from this program have found jobs in the public, private and non-profit sectors, highlighting the interdisciplinary nature of the degree program.

The Master of Environment and Sustainability (MES) program is a two-year, thesis-based degree that provides students the opportunity to advance their understanding of environment and sustainability through multifaceted, interdisciplinary research. Students may work in a variety of industries, while others pursue further graduate work at the doctoral level.

The Doctor of Philosophy in Environment and Sustainability (PhD) is a three-year, dissertation-based degree that prepares interdisciplinary scholars for leadership roles in advancing understanding of environmental issues and the practice of sustainability. Those who graduate with a PhD are prepared to work in academic as well as non-academic professions.