Please consult the Graduate Calendar for the Master of Environmental Studies (MES) in Sustainability Management (SUSM) degree requirements:

The MES in SUSM is a research-based master's degree that can be taken full-time or part-time.

Full-time students can expect to be enrolled for 6 terms (2 years). Part-time students must finish within 5 calendar years. Please see below for the suggested program schedule for full-time students. Part-time students have greater flexibility. Some students are ready to defend in the fifth term, but most take six terms to complete writing and defend their master's thesis.

To graduate, students are required to have a minimum GPA of 75% and successfully defend their research thesis.

At a glance:

  • Research-based, on-campus
  • Full or part-time
  • 2 years
  • 6 courses
  • Thesis
 

Program schedule

Term Courses
Year 1

Fall

SUSM 601 – Foundations for Sustainability Management

SUSM 602 – Theories and Concepts of Sustainability Management

1 elective

Winter

SUSM 603 – Research Methods for Sustainable Management

SUSM 605 – Thesis Development

1 elective

Spring

Thesis (research and development)

Year 2

Fall

Thesis (research and analysis)

Winter

Thesis (analysis and writing)

Spring

Thesis (defence)

Note: If there is a discrepancy between the Graduate Calendar and the program schedule, the Graduate Calendar will take precedence and please notify the MES in SUSM program administrator.

Contact:
grad.seed@uwaterloo.ca
Dragana Kostic
Program Administrator
MES in Sustainability Management