Students interested in Doctoral or Master's study involving more than one discipline may undertake a joint research degree program provided Waterloo offers the degree level sought in both of the units involved, and their proposed program of study is approved by the units and Faculty (or Faculties). Professional programs are ineligible. Interested students should contact their department/program graduate co-orinator to obtain the Memorandum of Understanding - Joint/Interdisciplinary Graduate Degree Program form.
If the academic units involved have different requirements for the degree, the most rigorous requirements will normally apply. For example, if one department requires an oral defence of the Master's thesis and the other does not, a defence will be required. If the academic units involved offer different degrees, the degree granted will be that of the home unit with the applicable joint designation, e.g., MSc in Kinesiology and Sociology, MASc in Management Sciences and Biology.