This Program leads to a Masters of Arts (M.A.) in Sustainability Studies
The Masters of Arts in Sustainability Studies will carry out interdisciplinary graduate education and research that will improve our understanding of environmental sustainability, economic prosperity, and social responsibility. Program faculty are united by a common vision that environmental protection, resource conservation, positive social change, and sustainable economies are complementary rather than antagonistic processes. By integrating the efforts of business, government and civil society, we seek to promote an understanding of social, environmental and economic sustainability.
Along with instilling our learners with a sense of justice, responsibility, exploration and dialogue, education for sustainable development aims to move them towards taking leadership roles in adopting sustainable behaviours and practices.
The M.A. in Sustainability is an interdisciplinary research and reflective practice training program designed to enable students to explore the sustainability of human societies and the natural environment on which they depend. The program aims to provide students with education and training that will prepare them to be intellectual and organizational leaders within academia, government, industry, and the non-profit sector.
Our graduates will also be equipped with skills in research and critical thinking that will enable them to pursue a doctorate or further academic training. Graduates from the M.A. in Sustainability Studies will help meet the growing demand for highly qualified personnel who can further environmentally and socially sustainable policies, strategies, and practices in for-profit, non-profit, government, and non-governmental organizations.
Applicants to the M.A. program will be expected to have completed a B.A. or B.Sc. Honours with a minimum average of A- (80%, GPA 3.7).
There will be two options in the program: Thesis and Major Research Paper
Students may pursue their M.A. degree on a part-time basis.
For further information contact:
Graduate Program Director
Dr. Asaf Zohar
Tel (705) 748-1011 x7554
Fax (705) 748-1409
Tel (705) 748-1011 x7721