Master of Bioenvironmental Monitoring & Assessment M.BEMA
Applications for September 2021 are now CLOSED.
Gain a foundational understanding of the principles, technical aspects and human dimensions of environmental monitoring and assessment.
As part of these online professional programs, gain professional skills and practical experience. This combination is attractive to organizations that require deeper understanding of specialized monitoring and assessment issues, including all levels of government, conservation authorities, non-profit organizations and environmental consulting companies.
Complete the first professional masters degree in environmental sciences at Trent and be poised for success in the competitive environmental employment sector. As part of this full-time 12-month professional degree, you will complete eight online courses as well as a four-month placement experience. This placement will take place with environmental sector partners and be followed by a mandatory week-long face-to-face capstone session.
- Full - or part-time studies
- Online - course-based program with placement
- 12 months to complete
- September intake only
- For other program options, please see: Master of Science (M.Sc.) or Graduate Diploma (G. Dip in BEMA).
- To be considered for admission, applicants will normally have completed a B.Sc. honours degree (a four year undergraduate bachelor's degree) from a recognized university
- Minimum B+ (77%) or equivalent in the work of the last four semesters or the last two undergraduate years (last ten full credits)
A GRE test score is not required for admission into this program
Post-secondary transcripts and graduation certificates (where applicable) of all previous undergraduate and graduate work are required. This includes transcripts for courses taken on a Letter of Permission, for transfer credit, or on an exchange program. Transcripts must show all course work completed and grades received. If applicable, evidence of degree completion is required. Transcript must include a grading scale or transcript legend.
Please note: Transcripts are not required to be official and final when applying to the School of Graduate Studies. Official transcripts are only required to be submitted if an applicant receives an offer of admission.
Previous or current Trent University students do not need to submit a transcript for degree and course work completed at Trent University. Transcripts must be submitted for any course work completed at another institution – i.e.) study abroad, letter of permission, transfer credit.
Two Letters of Reference
Academic references are required. Links for your referees to submit an online reference will be sent directly to the referees you have provided on your application. We recommend you contact your referees prior to submitting an application to confirm their availability and contact information. If your referee does not receive the link, you can suggest that your referee check their junk email folder and email setting. The email may have unintentionally been blocked by their email server.
Proof of English Language Proficiency
Proficiency in English usage, both written and oral, is essential to pursue graduate studies at Trent University. It Is required for applicants to demonstrate an adequate level of English proficiency, regardless of their citizenship status or country of origin. Applicants who completed two or more years of post-secondary education at a university in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and the USA are exempt from this requirement. If you have completed two or more years of post-secondary education at a university where the primary language of instruction is English, the School of Graduate Studies is prepared to consider alternate proof of English language proficiency.
For detailed information about English Language Proficiency requirements, see International Applications.
Personal Statement template
Typically 1-2 pages, detailing the applicant's interest and experience in the subject area.
Proof of Citizenship (ie. copy of passport or birth certificate) will be requested, only if an offer of admission is made.
A $2,500 deposit is required upon acceptance of an offer to hold your place in the program.
Program contact information:
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