Follow the links for specific information on degree requirements for each climate change graduate program option.

MCC

Degree Requirements Master's Research Paper Option Internship Option*
Core Courses

3 required core courses (offered in the fall term only)

The three required core courses provide a broad foundation in the research and practice specific to each of the three Working Groups of the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC):

Climate Change Elective Courses

3 climate change electives

Students are able to tailor their program of study based on their individual interests by completing 3 climate change designated electives which can be chosen from, but are not limited to, the following list. The availability of climate change designated electives varies year‐to‐year, including newly approved courses.

Open Elective Courses

2 open electives

Open electives can be chosen from the climate change designated electives list, partnering programs within the Faculty of Environment, and graduate programs offered by other faculties.

Milestone

Completion of a master's research   paper

Completion of a four-month professional internship*

Time for completion

Normally: 3 terms

A typical course load is 4 courses (3 of which are required core courses) in the fall term, 4 courses in the winter term, and the master's research paper or internship in the spring term. Students interested in courses that are offered in the spring term, can reduce their fall or winter course load accordingly (e.g., 4 courses in fall, 3 courses in winter, and 1 course in spring plus master's research paper or internship).

Minimum GPA to graduate 75%

*It is the student’s responsibility, with advice from the MCC Program Director and staff, to seek out and confirm an organization with which they will undertake an internship.

Students are required to enroll and pay fees each term that they are active in the program. Terms in which students are working on major research papers and/or internships are considered active terms.

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CRM

Degree Requirements Coursework Option
Courses

Students must complete 4 courses from the following list:

GEMCC 600 Fundamentals of Climate Change is required unless students can demonstrate equivalent competence (e.g. through undergraduate climate change courses and/or equivalent professional experience). Students choose 3 of the 4 remaining courses, or all 4 courses if they are able to demonstrate competence and opt out of GEMCC 600.

Time for completion Normally: 4 terms
Minimum GPA to graduate 70%

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