Environment and SustainabilityMaster of Environment and Sustainability (MES)
Why did you come to Western for your graduate degree?
I was looking for a master’s program that was course-based, interdisciplinary, offered a co-op component, and was one year in length. The MES program fit all those requirements.
Do you belong to any university or community groups?
I am the Treasurer of the Environment and Sustainability Society, and I am a member of Western’s Pakistani Student Association.
Where’s your favourite place on campus?
I enjoy studying in the Taylor library.
What’s your favourite book?
I have many favourite books, as I love reading. One of my favourite books is A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. It is so beautifully told, and addresses important issues in society.
What’s the best advice you could give to someone considering applying to your graduate program?
Make sure you are committed to your vision, and you enjoy what you are studying. It helps you stay on track, and work towards your goals for the future.
Program ContactHolly Sanderson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Centre for Environment & SustainabilityWestern University
Western Science Centre Rm 109
London, Ontario N6A 5B7
t. 519-661-2111 ext. 82570
The Master’s in Environment and Sustainability program is an accelerated, interdisciplinary course-based Master’s degree program with a co-operative work placement term, completed in one full year of study. Students in the program begin study in September and complete their degree the following August.
- 3 Terms (1 year)
- Full-time study
- Course-based or project-based
Applicants (domestic and international) are encouraged to apply for the following scholarships:
- 4-year undergraduate degree in any discipline*, from an accredited university (BA, BSc, B.Eng)
- A third and fourth year combined average of 78% or greater (entrance average)
- Applicants who have already completed a Master’s degree may apply, using both undergraduate and graduate transcripts
English Language Proficiency
Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language:
- The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum acceptable score is 94 for the internet version, or 587 for the paper and pencil version. [Western's TOEFL ID is 0984].
- Minimum scores are required for each TOEFL section. Please visit MES Program Application for more information.
- The International English Language Testing Service (IELTS). Minimum acceptable overall score of 7 out of 9. No individual band score less than 6.5.
- The Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB). Minimum acceptable score is 80 on each section and an overall score of 85.
- The Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL Assessment). Minimum acceptable score is 60.
- February 1 (early admission) - Acceptance notification March 1
- March 1 - Acceptance notification April 1