The Masters in Environmental Studies (MES) Program in the Faculty of Environmental Studies (FES) is self-directed and interdisciplinary. In place of a fixed set of curriculum offerings, the MES approach to learning supports students’ ownership of and responsibility for their studies, fostering program coherence and depth through a plan of study.
The plan of study anchors a student-centred learning model that allows students to define both substantive areas of study and approaches to learning with the support of their faculty advisor.
Since its inception in 1968, FES has taken an interdisciplinary approach to the study of natural, social, and built environments. For this reason, the range of subject matter addressed in plans of study over the Faculty's history has been as diverse as students themselves.
This online Handbook is intended to assist students in defining their MES program and finding their path through each of its stages and transitions. In addition to the information on this page, students are advised to review the MES program’s academic regulations.