Faculty of Science

Master's of Environment & Sustainability

The Master's in Environment & Sustainability (MES) is an interdisciplinary, one-year, course-based program at Western University, which uses project-based learning to enhance the graduate student's skill-set, in preparation for a career in the environmental field. The summer co-op follows two intensive academic terms, and is a required part of the student’s degree.

Students can pursue a collaborative thesis-based Master's or PhD program or a course-based Master's degree program in Environment and Sustainability (MES). We have introduced a set of Environment and Sustainability elective courses. The Interdisciplinary Topics in Environment and Sustainability graduate-level series of courses will be offered to UWO graduate students with the appropriate prerequisites, as determined by the instructor.

The summer co-op is an important part of the students learning, and provides them with the practical knowledge to compliment their academic studies.  Throughout the years, students have been a part of some amazing projects to further sustainability in businesses and in government.

We invite you to learn more about our program by clicking on the links below. We look forward to working with you.

For Employers

Co-op Overview

Contact Us

Employer Funding Options

Employer Testimonials

Frequently Asked Questions for Employers

How to Hire a Student

MES Past Participants

MES Co-op Job Placement

Recruiting Schedule

For Students

Program Overview

Frequently Asked Questions for Students

MES Course Summary




MES Alum wins Responsible Investment Independent Research Award 2012