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Applications for the 2024–2025 academic year will open 20 September 2023.
Deadline for INTERNATIONAL applications is 15 March 2024.
Deadline for DOMESTIC applications is 15 June 2024.
Info Sessions: 2024–2025 Academic Year
We will resume sessions in late fall 2023 for the 2024–2025 academic year.
The HYBRID-BLENDED Classroom
Most SENS graduate courses will be delivered in a hybrid-blended format to accommodate both in-person and online students.
The BLENDED component of learning refers to where online asynchronous learning replaces some in-person synchronous instructional hours. Within SENS, the instructor will teach part of the course hours synchronously and the remaining online asynchronously.
Synchronous sessions would be delivered in a HYBRID format in which two cohorts of students are instructed jointly and concurrently. The in-person cohort of learners gathers in the same location and completes their instructional hours in-person. The Synchronous Online cohort of learners joins the session remotely from a study location of their choosing and completes their instructional hours via web-conferencing (e.g., Zoom).
Tuition for 2023–24 Academic Year
The SENS tuition rates for 2023–2024 are expected to increase slightly across the board (all students, all programs). The international student differential for USask will likely also change for both PhD and Master’s students.
Final tuition rates will be announced in late March 2023 after approval by the University’s Board of Governors and subsequently posted on the SENS website. Learn more about graduate tuition here.
Graduate Degree Programs - Professional
The SENS professional programs are course-based Master degrees that culminate in a one-semester community-based or applied project instead of a research thesis. Students do not identify a supervisor before applying and do not receive a stipend.
Master of Sustainability: Energy Security
Master of Sustainability: Regenerative Sustainability
The Regenerative Sustainability stream of the Master of Sustainability program is designed to equip the next generation of thinkers and planners to move beyond simply sustaining the environment towards regenerating ecological and social systems for more fundamental transformation. Our mission is to empower our graduates to catalyze positive, transformative, changes in socio-ecological systems by engaging with the latest developments in sustainability thinking and practice. Career prospects include job titles such as Environmental Manager, Communications Officer, Environmental Educator, and Sustainability Coordinator.
Master of Water Security
The MWS is a cross-disciplinary, project-based and professional-style program. 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.
Graduate Degree Programs - Thesis
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Environment and Sustainability
Master (MES) and PhD
Through interdisciplinary learning and research experiences, students will advance their understanding of sustainability challenges in today’s world. Students 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.
|Environment and Sustainability
MES & PhD
Research can be community-based.
Applicant does not need to identify a supervisor.
Applicant MUST identify and secure written support from a faculty supervisor to work with before applying.*
Self-funded (successful applicant pays tuition). Minimal scholarship funding is available.
Applicants should seek funding from desired supervisor. Scholarships are available.
*Tips on finding a faculty supervisor.
International Students - Immigration Questions
If you are an international student, please connect with the International Student and Study Abroad Centre (ISSAC). They have the latest information on study permits, post-graduate work permits (PGWP) and other student immigration inquiries.
As of March 2021, programs that are temporarily online due to COVID-19 (but that would normally be offered in person) may be eligible for a study permit and PGWP. Learn more from IRCC online about how Covid-19 may impact you as an international student. Students can also visit Usask Covid-19 Updates on International Students.
Students who wish to begin an academic program online abroad that normally requires in-person attendance are advised to apply for a study permit before commencing their studies online, as the program of study may still require the student to be in Canada in the future (subject to travel restrictions).
Learn more about the MESPOM, a master course in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management offered jointly with six consortium universities.