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Across the globe environmental professions continue to undergo significant growth and increase in relevance. Our 30 credit totally online Master of Science in Environmental Practice degree prepares students to advance their career and to contribute positively to finding solutions for environmental problems. The master’s degree in Environmental Practice is available as a Master of Science (MSc) in Environmental Practice and as a Master of Arts (MA) in Environmental Practice.

This program is one of a suite of programs offered through the Canadian Centre for Environmental Education (CCEE) which is a result of a partnership between Royal Roads University and the Environmental Careers Organization of Canada (ECO Canada). 

A unique opportunity for cross-border awareness and for a broader perspective is provided by access to courses offered by the University College, University of Denver, in their Master's degree program in Environmental Policy and Management.

Who It's For

The Master’s Degree in Environmental Practice is designed for those seeking a program that is professionally-focused and which has a content related to professional certification. The program is primarily designed for:

  • environmental practitioners heading towards professional certification or who are already professional certified as EP’s, but who may require updating to retain their active certification and/or career development
  • professionals aiming at a managerial level position and seeking advanced degrees 
  • international university graduates from environmental programs with relevant work experience 
  • graduates from other CCEE programs
  • college graduates who complete the degree completion option through CCEE
  • university graduates who graduate from the CCEE Certificate program

Applicants who do not have the formal academic education to qualify for admission may be assessed on the basis of both their formal education and their informal learning, in accordance with the Flexible Admission Policy.


Graduates of the MA/MSc in Environmental Practice will be able to:

  • Relate their knowledge to environmental issues in their work environment 
  • Assess the environmental and socio-economic elements of sustaining a healthy environment and societal well-being as an environmental practitioner 
  • Develop and evaluate goals, objectives and strategies, taking a range of perspectives into consideration 
  • Prepare, communicate and implement action plans 
  • Make decisions that require a broad understanding of environmental knowledge, policy and regulation, and leadership skills 
  • Solve problems effectively in differing workplace situations 
  • Act as a leader who can meet the fundamental challenges of addressing complex environmental issues 
  • Possess the skills and knowledge to coordinate and integrate different perspectives to aid public and private bodies make informed decisions 
  • Possess a broad environmental vision and a sound understanding of how environmental issues are addressed under different jurisdictions and the dynamics of both public and private sectors 

Visit the Environmental Practice - MSc page on the Royal Roads University website for more details!




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