Welcome to SENS!

Information Sessions

The School of Environment and Sustainability (SENS) is hosting a series of webinars for those interested in our professional degree programs focused on Energy Security, Regenerative Sustainability, and Water Security. 

Join us on January 27, February 11, or March 2, or email sens.admissions@usask.ca for more information.

We look forward to meeting you!

Graduate Degree Programs - Professional

The SENS professional programs are shorter, course-based Master degrees (1-year, full time; 2 years, part-time) 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.

Sustainability
Master Degree (MSs), Energy Security

The mission of the Energy Security stream is to empower a network of northern, Indigenous, remote, and career professionals through distance education and purpose-driven practical experience to lead sustainable community energy development.

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 your professional 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.

Sustainability
Master Degree (MSs), Regenerative Sustainability

The mission of the Regenerative Sustainability stream 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.

Similar to the Energy stream, you'll learn to manage complex problems and address sustainability challenges from the local to the global context. You'll develop your professional 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.

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.

Graduate Degree Programs - Thesis

The MES/PhD is a research-based Master or Doctoral degree program, with a limited course load. Students are responsible for finding a SENS faculty member to act as their supervisor before applying. Completion of the degree requires, among other things, a written thesis and oral defense. Students receive a stipend for the first two years (Masters) or first three years (PhD) of their program.

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.

Graduate Programs-at-a-Glance

Water Security 
Masters
Sustainability
 Masters

 

Environment and Sustainability
Masters and Ph.D.
Regenerative Sustainability
(stream)
Energy Security
(stream)

12-month program (full-time)

24-month program (part-time)

Research can be community-based

Applicant does not need to identify a supervisor

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

*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

MESPOM

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

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.

Questions?

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.