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McGill University
AC-4: Graduate Program

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Does the institution offer at least one sustainability-focused major, degree program, or the equivalent for graduate students (I.e. an interdisciplinary academic program that concentrates on sustainability as an integrated concept)?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused graduate-level degree program:
Master of Science - Bioresource Engineering

A brief description of the graduate-level degree program:

The Department offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. research programs in various areas of bioresource engineering including: plant and animal environments; ecological engineering (ecosystem modelling, design, management, and remediation); water resources management (hydrology, irrigation, drainage, water quality); agricultural machinery, mechatronics, and robotics; food engineering and bio-processing; post-harvest technology; waste management and protection of the environment; bio-energy; and artificial intelligence. The Department also offers a Graduate Certificate in Bioresource Engineering (Integrated Water Resources Management). The Department has well equipped laboratories for conducting research in all these areas.

The interdisciplinary nature of bioresource engineering often requires candidates for higher degrees to work in association with, or attend courses given by, a number of other departments at both the McGill University Macdonald campus and the Downtown campus.


The website URL for the graduate-level degree program:
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (2nd program):
Master of Science - Geography

A brief description of the graduate degree program (2nd program):

Students must pass the courses specified for their program, attend such additional courses that the Chair and the student's thesis supervisor think fit, and submit a thesis in an appropriate area of geographical inquiry approved by the supervisor.

The basic requirements for a Master’s degree includes a total of 48 credits, 30 related to the thesis and 18 related to course work. These must be successfully passed before a Master's degree is awarded. Students must spend a minimum of 3 semesters (18 months) in residence. (Residence involves full-time presence and the payment of fees.)

Additional program options at the Master’s level (Neotropical Environment Option, Development Studies Option, Gender and Women's Studies Option, etc.- see links on right) require additional courses. Most such options require a separate application. See the Geography section of the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies web site.

Year 1
3 credits for GEOG 631: Methods of Geographical Research
12 credits for four 3-credit graduate-level courses selected according to Department guidelines.
6 credits for GEOG 698: Thesis Proposal

Year 2
24 credits for GEOG 699: Thesis Research

The purpose of the thesis is to demonstrate that the student can, with faculty assistance, design and execute an original research project. The thesis should address a well-defined problem, contain an analysis of data, and draw logical conclusions.

The thesis manuscript is usually 80 to 100 pages in length. Students are expected to complete their degrees within 24 months.


The website URL for the graduate degree program (2nd program):
Name of the sustainability-focused, graduate-level degree program (3rd program):
Master of Science - Agricultural Economics

A brief description of the graduate degree program (3rd program):

"This program provides students with applied economic concepts and tools to identify, define, and analyze economic problems affecting the performance of the agri-food sector and the environment. The ideal prior preparation is an undergraduate degree in Agricultural Economics or Economics, including undergraduate courses in intermediate economic theory (micro and macro), calculus, algebra, statistics, and econometrics.

Attention is given to the development of analytical skills in the broad areas of agricultural, environmental, and ecological economics. Students may specialize, by way of their research program, in agribusiness, development, finance, marketing and trade, policy, and resource economics. The program prepares graduates for rewarding careers in research, analysis, and decision-making in academia, private and NGO sectors, and government."


The website URL for the graduate degree program (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other sustainability-focused graduate-level degree programs:

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Renewable Resources — Environment
Agricultural & Environmental Sciences | Natural Resource Sciences | Graduate | Doctor of Philosophy

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Plant Science — Environment
Agricultural & Environmental Sciences | Plant Science | Graduate | Doctor of Philosophy

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Parasitology — Environment
Agricultural & Environmental Sciences | Parasitology | Graduate | Doctor of Philosophy

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Microbiology — Environment
Agricultural & Environmental Sciences | Natural Resource Sciences | Graduate | Doctor of Philosophy

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Geography — Environment
Faculty of Arts | Geography | Graduate | Doctor of Philosophy

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Geography — Environment
Faculty of Science | Geography | Graduate | Doctor of Philosophy

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Management — Environment
Desautels Faculty of Management | Management | Graduate | Doctor of Philosophy

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Experimental Medicine — Environment
Faculty of Medicine | Medicine | Graduate | Doctor of Philosophy

Master of Science (M.Sc.); Renewable Resources (Non-Thesis) — Environmental Assessment (45 credits)
Agricultural & Environmental Sciences | Natural Resource Sciences | Graduate | Master of Science

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Philosophy — Environment
Faculty of Arts | Philosophy | Graduate | Doctor of Philosophy

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Entomology — Environment
Agricultural & Environmental Sciences | Natural Resource Sciences | Graduate | Doctor of Philosophy

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Earth and Planetary Sciences — Environment
Faculty of Science | Earth & Planetary Sciences | Graduate | Doctor of Philosophy

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Biology — Environment
Faculty of Science | Biology | Graduate | Doctor of Philosophy

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Bioresource Engineering — Environment
Agricultural & Environmental Sciences | Bioresource Engineering | Graduate | Doctor of Philosophy

Master of Urban Planning (M.U.P.); Urban Planning (Non-Thesis) — Urban Design (66 credits)
Faculty of Engineering | Urban Planning | Graduate | Master of Urban Planning

Master of Urban Planning (M.U.P.); Urban Planning (Non-Thesis) (66 credits)
Faculty of Engineering | Urban Planning | Graduate | Master of Urban Planning

Master of Science (M.Sc.); Renewable Resources (Thesis) — Environment (46 credits)
Agricultural & Environmental Sciences | Natural Resource Sciences | Graduate | Master of Science

Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.); Bioresource Engineering (Non-Thesis) — Environment (45 credits)
Agricultural & Environmental Sciences | Bioresource Engineering | Graduate | Master of Science Applied

Master of Science (M.Sc.); Microbiology (Thesis) — Environment (46 credits)
Agricultural & Environmental Sciences | Natural Resource Sciences | Graduate | Master of Science

Master of Science (M.Sc.); Plant Science (Thesis) — Environment (48 credits)
Agricultural & Environmental Sciences | Plant Science | Graduate | Master of Science

Master of Science (M.Sc.); Parasitology (Thesis) — Environment (46 credits)
Agricultural & Environmental Sciences | Parasitology | Graduate | Master of Science

Master of Science (M.Sc.); Public Health (Non-Thesis) — Environment (60 credits)
Faculty of Medicine | Epidemiology and Biostatistics | Graduate | Master of Science

Master of Science (M.Sc.); Entomology (Thesis) — Environment (46 credits)
Agricultural & Environmental Sciences | Natural Resource Sciences | Graduate | Master of Science

Master of Science (M.Sc.); Experimental Medicine (Thesis) — Environment (45 credits)
Faculty of Medicine | Medicine | Graduate | Master of Science

Master of Science (M.Sc.); Geography (Thesis) — Environment (45 credits)
Faculty of Science | Geography | Graduate | Master of Science Master of Science (M.Sc.); Earth and Planetary Sciences (Thesis) — Environment (48 credits)
Faculty of Science | Earth & Planetary Sciences | Graduate | Master of Science

Master of Science (M.Sc.); Biology (Thesis) — Environment (48 credits)
Faculty of Science | Biology | Graduate | Master of Science

Master of Science (M.Sc.); Bioresource Engineering (Thesis) — Environment (46 credits)
Agricultural & Environmental Sciences | Bioresource Engineering | Graduate | Master of Science

Master of Science (M.Sc.); Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (Thesis) — Environment (45 credits)
Faculty of Science | Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences | Graduate | Master of Science

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.); Management (Non-Thesis) — Global Strategy and Leadership (57 credits)
Desautels Faculty of Management | Management | Graduate | Master of Business Admin

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)/Japan; Management (Non-Thesis) — Global Strategy and Leadership (57 credits)
Desautels Faculty of Management | Management | Graduate | Master of Business Admin

Master of Architecture (M.Arch.); Professional (Non-Thesis) — Design Studio-Directed Research (60 credits)
Faculty of Engineering | Architecture | Graduate | Master of Architecture

Master of Architecture (M.Arch.); Post-professional (Non-Thesis) — Urban Design and Housing (45 credits)
Faculty of Engineering | Architecture | Graduate | Master of Architecture

Master of Architecture (M.Arch.); Professional (Non-Thesis) — Design Studio (45 credits)
Faculty of Engineering | Architecture | Graduate | Master of Architecture

Joint Program: Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) with Integrated Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.) / Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) — Global Strategy and Leadership (144 credits)
Desautels Faculty of Management | Management | Graduate | Master of Business Admin

Master of Arts (M.A.); Geography (Thesis) — Environment (45 credits)
Faculty of Arts | Geography | Graduate | Master of Arts

Master of Arts (M.A.); Geography (Thesis) — Environment (45 credits)
Faculty of Science | Geography | Graduate | Master of Arts

Master of Arts (M.A.); Communication Studies (Thesis) (45 credits)
Faculty of Arts | Art History & Communication Studies | Graduate | Master of Arts

Master of Arts (M.A.); Anthropology (Thesis) — Environment (48 credits)
Faculty of Arts | Anthropology | Graduate | Master of Arts

Graduate Certificate Health Services Management (15 credits)
School of Continuing Studies | Career & Professional Develop. | Graduate | Graduate Certificate Health Services Management

Master of Laws (LL.M.); Law (Thesis); Environment (45 credits)
Faculty of Law | Law | Graduate | Master of Laws

Master of Laws (LL.M.); Law (Non-Thesis); Environment (45 credits)
Faculty of Law | Law | Graduate | Master of Laws

Diploma in Applied Finance (30 credits)
School of Continuing Studies | Career & Professional Develop. | Graduate | Diploma in Applied Finance

Diploma in Management — Entrepreneurship Concentration (30 credits)
School of Continuing Studies | Career & Professional Develop. | Graduate | Diploma in Management


Does the institution offer one or more graduate-level sustainability-focused minors, concentrations or certificates?:
Yes

Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate:
Graduate Certificate Health Services Management

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:

"This graduate certificate is designed for practising health care professionals who want to acquire leadership skills to pursue a career in management or for managers and administrators who wish to upgrade their business and management knowledge for a senior management role. Focus is on the current changes and challenges in health systems across Canada, such as new funding models, evolving organizational changes, human resource challenges, financial sustainability, and greater demand for integration. A problem-based approach to teaching and learning will be taken, whereby students identify a real workplace operational problem and apply the theoretical concepts they learn to analyze and apply innovative and practical solutions.

Required Courses (9 credits)
CACC 520 Accounting for Management (3 credits)
CMS2 533 Lean Operations and Performance Management in Health Services (3 credits)
CPL2 532 Leading Change (3 credits)
Complementary Courses (6 credits)
CGM2 510 Project Management: Tools & Techniques (3 credits)
CHLC 580 Health Services Management Field Project (3 credits)
CHLC 590 Topics in Health Care (3 credits)
CORG 553 Employee and Labour Relations (3 credits)
CORG 556 Managing and Engaging Teamwork (3 credits)
CPL2 510 Communication and Networking Skills (3 credits)"


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate:
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Master of Laws - Law (Non-Thesis) - Environment Concentration

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):

Program Requirements
The Faculty of Law together with the School of Environment and other units at McGill offers a 45-credit, LL.M. program, non-thesis option, in Environment. The program complements previous legal education through specialized graduate-level coursework and in-depth research. It enhances expertise in selected areas of legal scholarship and offers an opportunity to write a supervised, substantial, and publishable paper in an area of interest.

Candidates must remain in residence for three terms for which full-time fees will be charged. The third term is devoted to the Research Project, usually taken in the Summer of the first year, meaning that students usually complete their program within one calendar year. If the research project is not completed in this time, students must register for additional sessions as needed. All degree requirements must be completed within a maximum of three years of the date of first registration.

Research Project (17 credits)
The non-thesis option requires a substantial supervised research project during the third term of registration, a 15,000-word paper, assessed by the supervisor on a pass-fail basis, and typically completed in the Summer.

CMPL 655 Research Project 1 (15 credits)
CMPL 656 Research Project 2 (2 credits)
Required Courses (10 credits)
CMPL 610 Legal Research Methodology (4 credits)
ENVR 610 Foundations of Environmental Policy (3 credits)
ENVR 650 Environmental Seminar 1 (1 credit)
ENVR 651 Environmental Seminar 2 (1 credit)
ENVR 652 Environmental Seminar 3 (1 credit)
Complementary Courses (18 credits)
15 credits chosen from:

CMPL 500 Aboriginal Peoples and the Law (3 credits)
CMPL 546 International Environmental Law and Politics (3 credits)
CMPL 580 Environment and the Law (3 credits)
and/or other Faculty of Law offerings.

3 credits chosen from:

ENVR 519 Global Environmental Politics (3 credits)
ENVR 544 Environmental Measurement and Modelling (3 credits)
ENVR 620 Environment and Health of Species (3 credits)
ENVR 622 Sustainable Landscapes (3 credits)
ENVR 630 Civilization and Environment (3 credits)
ENVR 680 Topics in Environment 4 (3 credits)


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (2nd program):
Name of the graduate-level sustainability-focused minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
Master of Science - Experimental Medicine (Thesis) - Environment Concentration

A brief description of the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):

Program Requirements
Applicants for the M.Sc. Environment Option must meet the requirements for the M.Sc. in Experimental Medicine as well as those set out by the McGill School of Environment (MSE) for their graduate option. Acceptance into the option will be based on a student's academic experience and performance; availability of an MSE-accredited supervisor or co-supervisor; the proposed research; and plans for funding as articulated by the supervisor(s). The Environment Option is aimed at students who wish to use interdisciplinary approaches in their graduate research on environmental issues, and who wish to benefit from interactions that will occur as they are brought into contact with students from a wide range of disciplines through structured courses, formal seminars, and informal discussions and networking. The graduate option in Environment provides students with an appreciation for the role of science in informed decision-making in the environmental sector, and its influence on political, socio-economic, and ethical judgments.

Thesis Courses (24 credits)
EXMD 690 Master's Thesis Research 1 (3 credits)
EXMD 692 Master's Thesis Research 3 (9 credits)
EXMD 693 Master's Thesis Research 4 (12 credits)
Required Courses (6 credits)
ENVR 610 Foundations of Environmental Policy (3 credits)
ENVR 650 Environmental Seminar 1 (1 credit)
ENVR 651 Environmental Seminar 2 (1 credit)
ENVR 652 Environmental Seminar 3 (1 credit)
Complementary Courses (15 credits)
3 credits from one of the following courses*:

ENVR 519 Global Environmental Politics (3 credits)
ENVR 544 Environmental Measurement and Modelling (3 credits)
ENVR 620 Environment and Health of Species (3 credits)
ENVR 622 Sustainable Landscapes (3 credits)
ENVR 630 Civilization and Environment (3 credits)
ENVR 680 Topics in Environment 4 (3 credits)


The website URL for the graduate minor, concentration or certificate (3rd program):
The name and website URLs of all other graduate-level, sustainability-focused minors, concentrations and certificates:
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