Environment 1 (EV1), room 347
519-888-4567, ext. 33463
Graduate students in the Faculty of Environment are earning a degree from Canada’s leading environmental and sustainability centres. Our students are motivated to tackle some of the world’s most challenging issues and are supported by exceptional faculty, staff and community. Our impactful research helps create meaningful, long-lasting solutions.
By clicking through this step-by-step application guide you will leave the Faculty of Environment website and move to the Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs website.
The Faculty of Environment works with the Academic Unit (Department, School, or program) and Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs (GSPA) to review all graduate applications. We are committed to a fair and thorough review process with the goal of providing students with an admission decision in a timely manner.
Completed applications will normally be reviewed approximately 8-10 weeks from the application deadline.
If, upon review of your application, we discover that information is missing, unclear, or incomplete, the Graduate Co-ordinator within the academic unit will contact you.
If you have applied to a research program (see our programs page for full listing), a faculty member must be willing to act as your supervisor in order for you to receive an offer of admission. In the event that your requested supervisor(s) is unable to support you, your application may be made available to other faculty members within the academic unit to which you have applied. Faculty members can then access and review your application documentation and contact you if needed.
Once an admission decision has been made, applicants will receive an email and an admission decision will appear in Quest. Admitted students can then view and print our electronic offer of admission letter.
Please visit the GSPA's future student's program pages for application deadlines and learn more about the admission review process.
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Office of Indigenous Relations.