|FACULTY OF SCIENCE|
THE MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
(Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER))
In addition to the general requirements, the following requirements must be met by all students proceeding to the M.Sc. degree.
Initial Application Procedure: The initial application procedure for students who wish to enrol in the MSc. Program through GLIER includes:
1) Completion of the “Application for Admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies” form;
2) one official transcipt of all undergraduate studies from all colleges and universities attended;
3) two confidential letters of reference;
4) Graduate Record Examination, if required; and TOEFL results, as required;
5) letter of intent that clearly outlines his/her interest in the program, proposed focus of study and the prospective supervisor;
Prospective students will be encouraged to contact a potential supervisor before applying for admission to the GLIER graduate program. If a suitable supervisor cannot be identified, the student will be dissuaded from applying for admission.
For admission to the M.Sc. program, applicants must hold an appropriate Honours Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from a recognized university. Students must maintain no less than a 77% average in their final two years of undergraduate, full-time study to be eligible for admission into the GLIER M.Sc. program.
(a) compliance with regulations outlined in University of Windsor Graduate Calendar;
(b) successful completion of the GLIER Multidisciplinary Graduate Seminar course (this course is taken over the first two semesters and is equivalent to two credits). The course will be graded in accordance with university standards. Following successful completion of this course, all M.Sc. students will be required to continue registering in this course as an audit;
(c) successful completion of the GLIER Environmental Research Proposal course (M.Sc. level). The course will be graded according to university standards.
(d) any additional course work mandated by the student's Examining Committee to eliminate perceived weaknesses in the student's background preparation or to increase awareness of other disciplines;
(e) submission for publication of an original research article derived from the thesis to a refereed journal. Exemption from this requirement is granted only with permission from the GLIER Graduate Committee;
(f) submission of a Research Progress Report to the Master's Committee every six months and a meeting with the committee to review progress and problems encountered during the preceding six months and to plan future work;
(g) completion of an original research project reported in a thesis;
(h) defense of the thesis in a public lecture and before the Master's Committee.
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE: COURSES
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE: PROGRAMS
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