Waterloo's graduate studies application process is entirely electronic. Learn more about the graduate admissions process by visiting the sites below.

Application deadlines

Program Admit term(s) Application Deadline(s)
Master of Climate Change Fall February 1 
Graduate Diploma in Climate Risk Management Fall; Winter; Spring

Fall - February 1

Winter - June 1

Spring - October 1

Academic requirements

Students must have completed a four‐year honours Bachelor degree (or equivalent) with an overall average of at least 75% or an overall average of at least 75% in the final 20 courses (or last 2 years). More specific information on academic requirements can be found on the Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs website below:

Application materials

Program Supporting Documents
Master of Climate Change

Transcript(s)

3 references*; normally from academic sources, but may be from professional sources

Supplementary Information Form (PDF)

Résumé

English language proficiency scores (if applicable)

Graduate Diploma in Climate Risk Management

Transcript(s)

2 references*; professional or academic

Supplementary Information Form (PDF)

Résumé

English language proficiency scores (if applicable)

*References:

An academic referee typically holds – or has held – an academic appointment at an educational institution. They have taught you in a course, or supervised your research, and can attest to your academic performance and aptitude for graduate-level studies.

A professional referee is typically a supervisor or senior-level employee. They have supervised you, and can attest to your possession of the skills and experience required for program admission.

Use a valid institutional or organizational email addresses. Do not use a personal email address such as Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo, etc.

You may be required to submit an English language proficiency (ELP) examination score. The alternative higher ELP scores are required for the Climate Change programs:

  • an overall internet-based TOEFL score of at least 100 (writing 26; speaking 26), or
  • an overall score of IELTS (academic) score of 7.5 (writing 7.0; speaking 7.0)

Tuition fees

Tuition fee schedules are detailed on the Tuition Fee Schedules section of the Student Financial Services website.

Refer to the Graduate Fee Schedules, and then the term in which you are interested.

For the Master of Climate Change:

  • for Domestic fees, refer to Master of Climate Change under the section titled: Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents – On Campus Professional Graduate Programs
  • for International fees, refer to Master of Climate Change under the section titled: International Students - On Campus Professional Graduate Programs

For the Graduate Diploma in Climate Risk Management:

  • for Domestic fees, refer to Climate Change Management GDip under the section titled: Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents – Online Professional Graduate Programs
  • for International fees, refer to Climate Change Management GDip under the section titled: International Students - Online Professional Graduate Programs

Questions?

Further inquiries can be directed to the Teresa Wilson, MCC Graduate Program Administrator.