Undergraduate Certificate Program

Certificate in Sustainability

Set yourself apart at graduation with this unique opportunity coordinated through SENS. The Certificate in Sustainability enriches your current degree program by learning about sustainability-related concepts and practices. You will gain an understanding of how to integrate human-environmental systems within our current reality and how to critically evaluate sustainability efforts. This certificate works well in an interdisciplinary context; consider adding it to a degree in computing science, business, or engineering for maximum flexibility.

Graduate Degree Programs

Master Degree (MSs)

In this  professional program, you'll transcend disciplinary boundaries to manage complex problems and address sustainability challenges from the local to the global context. You'll develop project management skills and address real-world issues by working with a public, private or not-for-profit partner organization as you complete the degree requirements with an applied project. Students within this program can focus their studies on either Regenerative Sustainability or Energy Security.

For more information regarding program delivery and application deadlines see brochures below.

Environment and Sustainability
Master (M.E.S.) and Ph.D.

Through interdisciplinary learning and research experiences, you will advance your understanding of sustainability challenges in today’s world. You will explore a wide range of scientific, technical, political, social, economic, and institutional factors that shape environmental and sustainability problems, their management and their potential solutions.

Water Security
Master (M.W.S)

The MWS is a cross-disciplinary, project-based and professional-style program that is completed in 12 months of full-time study. Graduates are prepared to address complex water problems, with training in science, engineering and policy analysis enabling them to investigate water security issues of regional, national and international significance. Graduates are ready to pursue careers as water scientists, managers and policy-makers with the necessary expertise needed to tackle the complex water problems facing us now, and in the future. This program is available at the University of Saskatchewan and also in China with our partner institution, Beijing Normal University.


Learn more about the MESPOM, a master course in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management offered jointly with six consortium universities.

Graduate Programs-at-a-Glance

Water Security 

Environmental Management

Environment and Sustainability
Masters and Ph.D.

12-month program 

Research can be community based

Supervisor assigned by SENS once applicant is a student*

Applicant identifies supervisor to work with during the application process

Self-funded (successful applicant pays tuition). Minimal scholarship funding is available

Applicants should seek funding from desired supervisor. Scholarships are available

For applicants interested in pursuing an academic career (e.g. PhD, postdoctoral fellow, etc.)

For applicants interested in working in non-academia (e.g. consulting, non-profit, government, etc.)

*Applicants need to secure the written support of a faculty supervisor before applying to the M.E.S. or Ph.D. programs. Tips on finding a faculty supervisor


Information about admission requirements and deadlinestuition, applying and more are listed on each program page (find program links above).

If you have any questions, please email sens.admissions@usask.ca.