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.

If interested in applying, please reach out to potential research supervisors to discuss areas of faculty research interest, alignment with a professor’s research program and possible student funding.

At a glance:

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

Program schedule

Term Courses
Year 1


SUSM 601 – Foundations for Sustainability Management

SUSM 602 – Theories and Concepts of Sustainability Management

1 elective


SUSM 603 – Research Methods for Sustainable Management

SUSM 605 – Thesis Development

1 elective


Thesis (research and development)

Year 2


Thesis (research and analysis)


Thesis (analysis and writing)


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.


Dragana Kostic
Program Administrator
MES in Sustainability Management