Sustainability (MS)

Human activities are shaping the Earth. Addressing the interactions between social and ecological systems requires new perspectives and academic approaches. Our graduate program aims to facilitate society’s transition towards sustainability. The transdisciplinary focus of the program breaks down traditional barriers between disciplines, encouraging the cross pollination of ideas that will generate novel solutions and new opportunities. Brock University is located in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve – a site seeking to reconcile social, economic and biophysical challenges confronting societies around the globe.

Entry point:

September

Duration:

  • Scheme A: Course work, co-op placement and major research paper – 4 terms (16 months)
  • Scheme B: Course work and thesis – 6 terms (2 years)This program is funded for the defined length above as outlined on our financial page.

Application deadline:

February 7
*Please note that applications are accepted until the program is full.  Please contact the program directly for more details.


Admission requirements

  1. Check the university requirements and the program requirements.
  2. Complete the online application and submit the non-refundable application fee.
  3. You will need to submit your transcripts as well as the following program-specific materials:
    • Two academic references are required.
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    • Statement of Intent — this document should convey the rationale for seeking entry to the program as well as describe how it advances his/her professional and academic aspirations. It should be written as a free-form essay of no more than two pages in length. It must include your career aspirations and plans, research interests and faculty supervisor preference, as well as experience relevant to the program.
    • Students should consult the listing of core faculty and indicate their top three choices on the application.

Career outcomes

  • Government Agencies
  • Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs)
  • Research Think Tanks
  • Community Planning with Municipalities
  • Post Secondary Institutions
  • Energy Sector
  • Sustainability Consultancy
  • Doctoral Studies (PhD)
  • Public Affairs and Communications