Master of Science in Environmental & Life Sciences
For more detailed information on how to apply to EnLS, visit the Trent University info page over at Graduate Studies.
Masters students are required to take the equivalent of 2 half-courses, including 1 core course (ENLS 5100H, 5200H, 5300H, 5400H, 5500H, or 5600H), and submit a thesis based on original research. Students are permitted to take a maximum of one half-credit reading course (ENLS 5090H). Forms are available in the EnLS office. Students must attain at least second-class standing (B-minus or 70%) in all courses to remain registered in the M.Sc. program. Full-time M.Sc. students are expected to complete their thesis within 2 years (4 years for part-time students).
For more information about graduate courses, please refer to the Trent University Academic Calendar.
Conversion from M.Sc. to Ph.D.
Exceptional students enrolled in the M.Sc. program may apply for conversion to the Ph.D. program by petitioning the Director (9-15 months after commencing the M.Sc. program) to undertake a Conversion Examination. You must have completed at least 2 half-courses at the time of request and have obtained at least an A-minus (80%) in each. Students wishing to take advantage of this procedure should discuss the matter with their Supervisory Committee in their first year. Students who successfully convert to the Ph.D. program will be guaranteed another 2 years of financial support (4 years in total).