Environmental Sustainability (MSC)

Admission requirements
  • Be registered full-time in the Master of Science Environmental Sustainability program
  • Have an admission average of (B+ or 75%) and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 7.0 (B+ or 75%) in courses taken at the University of Ottawa
  • Start the program in the fall term (this is necessary due to CO-OP placement cycles)

CO-OP programs have limited enrolment. Meeting the admission criteria does not guarantee you a place. Admission is based on your CGPA. We admit those with the highest CGPA first.

Work/Study sequences

Sequence 1 - all students follow this sequence

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
1StudyStudyWork 1
2Work 2Study-

CO-OP fees

As a CO-OP student, you also pay CO-OP fees (announced every year by the Registrar) for the session before your first work term and then for every work term, up to and including your last one.

Some of our employers include
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
  • National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Oceans North
  • Sustainable Development Technology Canada
  • Transport Canada
  • [List to come]
Examples of tasks at work
  • Conduct integrated assessment analyses of complex environmental problems
  • Conduct research and planning for strategic initiatives
  • Critically assess sustainability policies, reports and regulationss understanding effectively to various audience
  • Design communication strategies
  • Design quantitative decision-making tools to apply to environmental problems
  • Design stakeholder participation and public involvement strategies
  • Develop policy solutions
  • Manage environmental planning and resources
  • Manage in public and parapublic sustainability sectors
  • Negotiate with various stakeholders
  • Offer environmental consulting (private sector)
  • Participation in public policy consultations
  • Perform environmental assessments
  • Prepare PowerPoint presentations
  • Provide policy analysis
  • Weigh scientific evidence to resolve pressing environmental issues
  • Write briefing notes, summaries or reports
  • Write media releases, gain earned media and use social media
Student salaries
How to apply

Masters programs

Apply to CO-OP after you've started your studies at uOttawa. You must have an admission average of 75% (B+) or higher.
Steps to follow in order to apply from the University via uoZone:

  • UoZone
  • From the Applications menu, click on CO-OP Navigator

If you have any questions about your application, please contact our office by phone at 613 562-5741 or by e-mail at coop@uOttawa.ca.

Application Deadline: September 30 of your first year of studies

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