Integrated Water Management Program

The Department of Biology offers thesis based graduate training in Integrated Water Management at both the M.Sc. (Master of Science) and Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) levels. The first term of enrolment is Winter 2014.

Please review the joint-venture Integrated Water Management program information available.  The Graduate Calendar contains the most current and official record of requirements:

MSc in Biology (Integrated Water Management)

PhD in Biology (Integrated Water Management)


The department requirements for the M.Sc. (Integrated Water Management) degree consists of:
  • a minimum of three one-term courses accepted for graduate credit by the department. Up to 2 of these course credits will be satisfied by WATER 601 and WATER 602. The number of courses double-counted will be determined by a student's Advisory Committee and the Department of Biology on a case-by-case basis.
    NOTE:  One 400-level course (0.5 credit) can be applied toward the M.Sc. program with the approval of the supervisory committee, but the remainder of the courses must be at the graduate course level.
  • M.Sc. thesis proposal milestone (see proposal guidelines PDF)
  • M.Sc. graduate seminar
  • M.Sc. thesis defence milestone

The department requirements for the Ph.D. (Integrated Water Management) degree  consists of:

  • a minimum of two one-term courses accepted for graduate credit by the Department of Biology. Up to 2 of these course credits will be satisfied by WATER 601 and WATER 602. The number of courses double-counted will be determined by a student's Advisory Committee and the Department of Biology on a case-by-case basis.
    NOTE:  For candidates who do not hold a Master’s degree, the requirement will be a minimum of four one-term courses.  Ph.D. students cannot use a 400-level course to count towards their degree requirements.
  • Ph.D. thesis proposal milestone (see proposal guidelines PDF)
  • Ph.D. graduate seminar
  • Ph.D. comprehensive exam (see comprehensive guidelines PDF)
  • Ph.D. thesis defence milestone