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Section C4 – MES Admissions Subcommittee
Approved by the Faculty of Environmental Studies Faculty Council on May 17, 2012
Approved by Senate on October 25, 2012
TABLE OF CONTENTS
The MES Admissions Subcommittee may include for its deliberations such additional faculty members and student members of the Faculty as it considers necessary.
(a) To be considered for admission to the MES program in Environmental Studies, the applicant normally must have an honours (or four-year) undergraduate degree from an accredited university with an academic standing of at least “B+” or equivalent
(b) An applicant for admission who does not have a previous degree or whose undergraduate record is below the minium requirements outlined in (a) above must provide evidence, acceptable to the MES Admissions Subcommittee, of equivalent qualifications.
(c) English is the language of instruction of the Faculty. Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of competence in English to the satisfaction of the MES Admissions Subcommittee
(d) An application for admission to the MES program consists of:
i. An application for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies;
ii. official transcripts of all previous university work;
iii. at least three academic/professional letters of recommendation (with academic letters strongly preferred);
iv. a curriculum vitae;
v. a statement of educational and career objectives;
vi. additional information or administrative forms as required.
(e) Application deadlines for entry into the Fall term will be set the preceding Fall and will be posted on the FES website. Normally, applications will be considered for admission in the Fall term only.
(f) For admission to the MES program the application must be accepted by the Faculty of Environmental Studies and the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
(a) Decision on admission to the MES degree program is made by the Graduate Program Director.
(b) Recommendation for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies is made by the Graduate Program Director. The Graduate Program Director’s decision is not subject to appeal by the applicant.
(c) The Graduate Program Director acts on the advice of the MES Admissions Subcommittee.
(d) When the required admission information has been received, each file is reviewed by members of the subcommittee. The subcommittee may provide advice to the Graduate Program Director at that point or require that further information be provided by the applicant.
(e) In the case of an applicant not recommended for admission, notification is sent by the Graduate Program Director. In the case of an applicant recommended for admission, notification of recommendation for admission to the MES program is sent by the Dean of FES to the applicant and to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.