Environment and SustainabilityMaster of Environment and Sustainability (MES)
What is it about your grad program that enables you to thrive and be successful?
I believe that the workshop component of my grad program enables me to thrive and be successful. The creators of the program really thought through what skills they believed that we should have when we leave the program and they are all contained within the workshops. After completing each workshop, I can add a new skill to my resume.
How do you de-stress?
Bubble baths and deep breathing!
Where’s your favourite place on campus to work?
The North Campus Building because it is usually quiet on the second floor and it is close to all of my classes.
What’s your favourite book?
I am a big fan of biographies and I specifically like Anne Frank’s.
What is your “dream” career?
My dream career would be working within the private sector for a business that is trying to be more sustainable. I would like to be a Corporate Sustainability Advisor who crunches the numbers on how that business can still be profitable while decreasing their harm to the environment.
Program ContactHolly Sanderson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Centre for Environment & SustainabilityWestern University
Western Science Centre Rm 109
London, Ontario N6A 5B7
t. 519-661-2111 ext. 82570
The Master’s in Environment and Sustainability program is an accelerated, interdisciplinary course-based Master’s degree program with a co-operative work placement term, completed in one full year of study. Students in the program begin study in September and complete their degree the following August.
- 3 Terms
- Full-time study
Applicants are encouraged to apply for the following scholarships (if eligible):
- 4-year undergraduate degree in any discipline*, from an accredited university (BA, BSc, B.Eng)
- A third and fourth year combined average of 78% or greater (entrance average)
- Applicants who have already completed a Master’s degree may apply, using both undergraduate and graduate transcripts
English Language Proficiency
Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language:
- The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum acceptable score is 94 for the internet version, or 587 for the paper and pencil version. [Western's TOEFL ID is 0984].
- Minimum scores are required for each TOEFL section. Please visit MES Program Application for more information.
- The International English Language Testing Service (IELTS). Minimum acceptable overall score of 7 out of 9. No individual band score less than 6.5.
- The Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB). Minimum acceptable score is 80 on each section and an overall score of 85.
- The Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL Assessment). Minimum acceptable score is 60.
- February 1 International admission - Acceptance notification March 1
- February 1 Domestic early admission - Acceptance notification March 1
- March 1 - Domestic final admission Acceptance notification April 1