Thompson Rivers University
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Master of Science in Environmental Science


A program that fills local, regional, provincial, national and international needs for environmental scientists. The program is designed to produce graduates who are innovative researchers and have multi-disciplinary skills and broad knowledge in the field of environmental science. It is structured to be unique, flexible and relevant.


TRU is ideally located to study environmental issues due its proximity to diverse ecosystems. The region rovides rare native grassland ecosystems, freshwater wetlands, lakes and rivers, and a rich diversity of forested ecosystems, all within easy access, as well as mountain and ocean ecosystems within a few hours drive.

Admission Requirements

Selective admission

  • Completion of a four-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline from an accredited institution with a GPA of 3.3 on scale of 4.33, in the last 60 credits.
  • Exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis if the applicant can demonstrate academic growth since graduation.
  • Successful completion of an introductory statistics course

Supporting Documentation

  • Two letters of recommendation written by professional or academic references. The proposed supervisor cannot serve as a reference.
  • Cover letter outlining the applicant's interests. Applicants must provide an essay of 350 words or less describing previous research experience, reason for applying for graduate studies, what the student hopes to gain from and contribute to the program, areas of particular interest within the field, how the student hopes to apply knowledge after graduation, and any other information the student believes will be useful for the admissions committee.
  • Resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Official transcripts from each post secondary institution attended.

All students must first find a confirmed thesis supervisor prior to application.

Next Steps

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