Environmental Policy

Why Environmental Policy @ Memorial?

Memorial University's MA in Environmental Policy program is one of few programs of its type in Canada. It is a rigorous, interdisciplinary study of environmental policy in terms of its theory, application, methodology, and approaches with reference to central contemporary debates. It is also an applied program that equips students with practical skills in the field making links to the labour market through a required internship program. Interdisciplinary study in the Environmental Policy program is encouraged by the University. Applicants with an interdisciplinary background or whose background combines two or more fields of study (e.g., political science, public policy, environmental studies, geography, resource management, environmental science, or public administration) would be an excellent fit for this program. The program attracts students from around the world, who regularly go on to establish professional careers in public service, private industry, and non-governmental organizations. Others have received admission to leading PhD programs.

The MA in Environmental Policy program is offered by the School of Science and the Environment at Grenfell Campus. Located in Corner Brook in traditional Mi’kmaw territory, Grenfell Campus is renowned for its environmental programming, which allows students to draw upon a wide range of faculty with diverse environmental interests. With approximately 1,300 students, the Grenfell Campus is an ideal size to allow students to work closely with faculty in pursuit of their studies.

Description of program

  • MA – The MA program offers both course and thesis options. The course option can be completed in one year of full-time study while the thesis option can be completed in two years. Both options include an internship.

Contact a faculty supervisor

Graduate applicants interested in research-based programs are strongly encouraged to connect with a faculty supervisor at the time of application. Visit the Environmental Policy program website for a list of faculty members, their research interests, and contact information. You may also use the Yaffle search application to find a supervisor you may wish to work with.

The School of Graduate Studies offers advice on how to search for and contact potential supervisors. Need more help? Try attending one of our webinars and information sessions for prospective graduate students.

Minimum admission requirements

  • MA – Bachelor's degree (minimum second class) in an appropriate area of study

Potential career options and outcomes

Policy advisor/analyst, consultant, resource management officer, environmental lawyer, environmental journalist, NGO program/outreach officer, academic/researcher


 Note: All figures are in Canadian dollars and subject to change. Fees are approved by the University’s Board of Regents. In the event of a discrepancy between the fees approved by the Board and those published on this website, the fees approved by the Board will prevail. Financial policies are enforced through the Department of Financial and Administrative Services. For the complete and official list of all fees and charges, visit www.mun.ca/finance/fees/.

Program Information
Degrees Offered:



course, thesis

Duration (Full-time students):

MA: 1-2 years



Application Deadline:

February 15 for Fall admission

August 15 (part-time) for Winter admission


MA: $12,000-$15,000

More funding information

Tuition (NL students):

MA: $635-$1,313/semester

Tuition (Other Canadian students):

MA: $826-$1,707/semester

Tuition (International students):

MA: $1,074-$2,218/semester

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