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The graduate application for Fall 2020 will become available during the third week of October 2019.

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Program Summary

Diploma programs are open to students in any relevant graduate program or to those who have a general interest in graduate-level work. For diplomas that are part of a graduate degree (concurrent), please contact the relevant graduate program office. For graduate diplomas that can be pursued on their own (stand-alone, direct entry), applications are submitted online. More

The Graduate Diploma in Environmental/Sustainability Education is offered jointly by the Faculty of Environmental Studies and the Faculty of Education; this diploma will allow educators in schools, community organizations, cultural institutions and advocacy groups to develop expertise and participate in research in the field of environmental and sustainability education. 

Who can complete this Graduate Diploma?

  • Graduate students currently enrolled in the Faculty of Environmental Studies interested in completing the Graduate Diploma concurrently
  • Graduate students currently enrolled in the Faculty of Education interested in completing the Graduate Diploma concurrently 
  • New students interested in taking the Graduate Diploma as a stand-alone program through the Faculty of Education 


  • The Option A Graduate Diploma, offered in both graduate programs, will formalize already established areas of environmental/sustainability education within the Doctoral and Masters degrees in the two Faculties of Education and Environmental Studies.
  • The Option B Graduate Diploma, a stand-alone, direct entry Graduate Diploma, is offered only within the Faculty of Education, and is designed to provide opportunities for graduate level study of theory and research in Environmental/Sustainability Education to practising teachers and school administrators, to people working in community organizations and cultural institutions, and to advocacy groups.


  • The diploma can be taken concurrently with the Master's (MEd) or Doctoral (PhD) degrees or as a stand-alone non-degree diploma. The stand-alone diploma option is only available on a part-time basis. 
  • Please note that graduate diplomas do not certify students in a particular field.

Completed Application Package means:

  1. Use York University's graduate studies online application
  2. Upload the required and supplementary documents and materials permitted for submission through MyFile. All other required documentation submitted by mail must be sent in a single package.
Exception: official transcripts sent to York directly from previous educational institutions. Official transcripts must come directly from, and bear the unbroken seal of, the issuing institution.
Mail or courier completed application package to:

York University
Office of Graduate Admissions

P.O. Box GA2300
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
Canada M3J 1P3


York University
Office of Graduate Admissions

W322 Bennett Centre for Student Services
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON
Canada M3J 1P3