PhD in Environmental Studies

PhD in Environmental Studies

Our PhD is one of the most diverse doctoral programs exploring environmental concerns and approaches related to the natural, the social, the political, the cultural, and the urban. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach to environmental research, our program connects conventional disciplines such as social sciences, humanities, arts, and natural sciences in ways that encourage viewing issues through a broader, more contextual perspective, with an emphasis on social justice. As a student within the PhD in Environmental Studies, you will not follow a set curriculum, but instead you will create your own unique Program Plan, guided by your supervisory team.

4-6 Years of Study

Full Time

Fall Entry

Program Details


  • 4 to 6 years of study
  • Fulltime
  • Fall (September) entry
  • Dissertation

Tuition Fees

  • Domestic: Approximately $5,600 per year
  • International: Approximately $19,600 per year
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Competitive Funding Available

  • Domestic: Approximately $22,700 per year
  • International: Approximately $33,800 per year
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Research Interests

  • Applied Ecology
  • Critical Urban Research
  • Environment and Culture
  • Environmental Politics, Critical Development Studies, and Globalization
  • Health and the Environment
  • Policy and Management


Minimum Academic Requirements

Standard Applicants

  • Master’s degree from an accredited university
  • Minimum B+ GPA
  • No disciplinary requirement

International Applicants

Admission to our program is very limited for international students. To be considered competitive to our program, please ensure that you exceed our minimum requirements. For studies completed outside of Canada, please view our International Credentials Guidelines.

Please note that meeting the minimum academic requirements is not a guarantee of admission to our program.
Fall 2018 Deadline: January 10, 2018

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Get in touch with our Recruitment and Admissions Team and visit our campus!

416 736 5252

Fall 2018 Deadline:
January 10, 2018