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The application deadline for this program [Environment programs] has been extended for all applicants. Waterloo is committed to offering access to its world-class programs to all graduate students from around the world.

Please note that we are always accepting applications for the next available term and are committed to enrolling top quality students at the University of Waterloo.

Grow with our graduate programs

Graduate students in the Faculty of Environment can anticipate a stimulating, transdisciplinary research and study environment at the country's leading university for innovation.

In 2015 Environment decided to boldly build on its base of over 500 graduate students with the Dean's Doctoral Initiative to attract a new cohort of top Environment students to address urgent social and environmental issues. The result was the largest group of doctoral students ever admitted to the Faculty. Thirty-three domestic students and 12 international students increased our research capacity across many themes and we look forward to disseminating the insights. Other faculties have followed the successful model by creating similar initiatives. The Dean's Doctoral Initiative will continue in 2016 and 2017. Stay tuned for more exciting opportunities to join the largest concentration of Environment Faculty doctoral students in Canada.

Want to know who is teaching what when? Check out our Open Grad Courses Winter 2018  

Our university:

  • offers a President's Graduate Scholarship valued at up to $10,000 annually to all Tri-Council Award (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR) and Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) recipients.
  • has an intellectual property (IP) policy that permits researchers to retain ownership of new technologies and encourages them to move their ideas into the economy.
  • has the highest reputation in Canada as "best overall" university in Maclean's annual university rankings. Waterloo is #1 in three out of four national reputation measures:
    • Best Overall
    • Most Innovative
    • Leaders of Tomorrow
  • has a graduate student housing community for single graduate students and families located at Columbia Lake Village-North.
  • is located in the city of Waterloo, the Intelligent Community Forum's (ICF) 2007 Intelligent Community of the Year award winner.

Our faculty:

  • offers a unique interdisciplinary approach to the study of environmental and societal issues.
  • established Canada's first graduate program on climate change.
  • is home to Canada's only master's program devoted solely to local economic development.

Our professors:

Our graduate students:

See the graduate programs offered at the Faculty of Environment, or Discover Graduate Studies at the University of Waterloo.