Take the assessment quiz to find out if you are eligible.

This online Master’s degree in Environmental Practice (MEP) is offered through the Canadian Center for Environmental Education (CCEE), a partnership between Royal Roads University and ECO Canada.

In an ever evolving sector, learn stand out skills with a program that can be done completely online and at your own pace. The innovative MEP program lets you earn your master’s degree without putting your career on hold.

Choose between a Master of Science (MSc) or Master of Arts (MA) depending on your goals and educational background. See the full program details to help you decide which stream is right for you.

MSc in Environmental Practice

MA in Environmental Practice

The Master’s Degree in Environmental Practice is designed for environmental practitioners with an interest in leadership in the context of sustainability. Key elements for admission include related work and/or volunteer experience.

The MEP is designed for those seeking a program that is professionally-focused and includes content related to professional certification.

A Flexible Admission option is available for candidates that do not meet the academic admission requirements but have six years of relevant work experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience).

Course Delivery:

  • 100% online program
  • Credits: 30 credits (equates to approx. 10 courses)
  • A 15-credit core of courses includes a course in Research Method
  • Students can select an optional concentration with elective courses from Royal Roads University or from University College, the University of Denver.
  • Candidates will select either a Research Paper or Practium option to complete their degree

Find out if you are eligible:
Take the MEP Assessment Quiz


The next intake is January 8, 2017. Apply by  December 8, 2017 on the Royal Roads University website:
Start your application

Read what others are saying:

The program was rigorous and challenging, but the pay back and knowledge I gained made it worth every minute.

Daniel Dietrich, MEP grad

The online program option meant that I didn’t have to quit my job or take a leave to complete my degree. The quality of education in the MEP program is very high and within the top echelon of programs offered in North America.

Amanda Mitchell, MEP grad

The MEP program was perfectly arranged and easy to work with. Each of the courses was very well organized and executed.

Lana van Veen, MEP grad

* ECO Canada, Profile of Canadian Environmental Employment, 2013.