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Welcome to the Graduate Program in Environmental Studies

Masters (MES), Masters/Juris Doctor (MES/JD) Masters-Planning (MES-Planning), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Our Environmental Studies graduate degree programs build on an interdisciplinary approach to the environment in which the social sciences, humanities, arts, and natural sciences meet and inform each other. Individualized programs engage in an extensive array of environmental concerns, approaches, and actions. 

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Environmental Studies at a Glance


The start of a MA program that crossed boundaries, encouraged a focus on environmental studies that combined the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and the profession of planning

230 Students

and an overall enrolment of approximately 850 students

Theme Areas

Climate Change and Sustainable Energy; Urban and Regional Planning; Sustainable Food Systems; Environmental Education; Environment and Culture; Environmental Conservation and Management; Business and Environment.

Featured Faculty

Susan Chiblow (Doctoral student in Environmental Studies) talks about her research on “N’be Kendaaswin” (water knowledge). Her research highlights the vital role of water in the well-being of indigenous communities and the importance of Anishinabek and other Indigenous women and their knowledge in water governance and decision making.

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The Graduate Program in Environmental Studies at York is an exciting environment to pursue innovative, socially engaging, career-ready education. Contact our Graduate Program Assistant to learn more.