Sustainable Environmental Management

The Master's of Sustainable Environmental Management (M.SEM.) is interdisciplinary in both learning and research. It emphasizes the complex nature of environmental and sustainability challenges, and the need for interdisciplinary understandings across a range of topics. Research explores how and which people and places are most affected by unsustainable practices, how our current policies contribute to (un)sustainability, and how Saskatchewan is placed within a global political economy.


The Master of Sustainable Environmental Management program provides students with the skills to become successful environmental practitioners. In an intensive, one-year program, students engage in courses that include hands-on learning opportunities while developing project management skills by working in partnership with a public, private, research or non-profit partner. The MSEM degree prepares graduates to evaluate sustainability challenges and develop solutions by measuring and understanding the way human and natural systems interact. Graduates from this program have found jobs in the public, private and non-profit sectors, highlighting the interdisciplinary nature of the degree program.

Students are challenged to think outside the boundaries of traditional disciplinary programs to address environmental and sustainability challenges with regional, national, and international significance. These programs expose graduate students to a variety of unique environmental learning and research experiences, and help nurture students to become critical thinkers capable of addressing pressing challenges associated with environmental change and sustainability.

Program details

Academic level(s)Master
CountryCanada
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionUniversity of Saskatchewan
Fields of studyBasic/broad, general programmes
Tagsmultidisciplinarysustainabilityenvironmental management
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