Environment and Health: Master's Level

Admission Requirements

  • Students who wish to enrol in the EH Collaborative Specialization offered by the School of the Environment must first apply to and be accepted into a master's program in a degree-granting unit, also called a home department or home unit. Information about applying to a home unit can be found on the School of Graduate Studies website and on the respective degree-granting unit's website.

  • Prospective students who are planning to enrol in the EH Collaborative Specialization are strongly encouraged to submit copies of the documents indicated on the School of the Environment website by the application deadline established by the degree program admission committee in the respective home department. Applicants should contact the home department to which they intend to apply in order to confirm its application deadline. The School of the Environment also allows potential students to enrol in the EH Collaborative Specialization beyond the deadline set by their home department, provided that students will be able to complete the EH Collaborative Specialization requirements by the time they are ready to graduate from their degree program.

Specialization Requirements

  • The requirements listed below must be completed in combination with the master's degree program requirements of the student’s respective home department. These are normally counted as electives toward the degree program requirements of the student’s home unit. Typically, students complete up to 1.0 full-course equivalent (FCE) and conduct research on an environment and health topic. Please note that requirements in some participating programs vary slightly. Therefore, students are encouraged to check the calendar entries of their respective home department programs. Specific Collaborative Specialization requirements for each participating degree program are listed on the School of the Environment website under the Environment and Health Collaborative Specialization.

Master's Degree Coursework Option

  • Complete the mandatory core course ENV 4001H (0.5 FCE).

  • Complete one elective course (0.5 FCE) from the School's list of approved electives below.

  • For coursework degree programs that require a research project in their home department, the topic should be within the field of environment and health, as approved by the home department and the School of the Environment. A copy of the final research project must be submitted to the School of the Environment prior to graduation.

Note: For a complete and most up-to-date list of EH Collaborative Specialization requirements by each participating degree program for master's students in the coursework option, please visit the School of the Environment website and click on the home graduate unit or degree program.

Master's Degree Thesis Option

  • Complete the mandatory core course ENV 4001H (0.5 FCE).

  • Complete one elective course (0.5 FCE) from the School's list of approved electives below.

  • For degree programs that require a thesis in their home graduate unit, the topic should be within the field of environment and health, as approved by the home unit and the School of the Environment. A copy of the final thesis must be submitted to the School of the Environment prior to graduation.

Note: For a complete and most up-to-date list of EH Collaborative Specialization requirements by each participating degree program for master's students in the coursework option, please visit the School of the Environment website and click on the home graduate unit or degree program.