Program information

Department/School Geography and Environmental Management
Faculty Faculty of Environment
Admit term(s)

Fall (September – December)

Application and document submission deadline(s)

February 1 (for admission in September)

Delivery mode On-campus
Program type Master's, Professional
Length of program 12 months (full-time)
Registration option(s) Full-time, Part-time
Study option(s) Master's Research Paper, Coursework

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What does it take to get in?

Minimum admission requirements

  • Students must have completed a four year honours Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a humanities, social science, health, engineering, science, or business discipline with an overall average of at least 75% in the final 20 courses (or last 2 years).
  • In some instances, students with a three year degree are accepted into a "qualifying period" whereby they take one or two terms of prescribed undergraduate courses and then, if grades on these are high enough (usually 75%), the student is allowed to proceed into the MCC program. Please contact the Department Coordinator for more information on qualifying years.

Application materials

  • Resume

  • Supplementary information form (SIF)
    • The SIF contains questions specific to your program, typically about why you want to enrol and your experience in that field. Review the application documents web page for more information about this requirement
    • If a statement or letter is required by your program, review the writing your personal statement resources for helpful tips and tricks on completion
  • Transcript(s)

  • References
    • Three references are required, normally from academic sources, but may be from professional sources
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable
    • TOEFL 100 (writing 26, speaking 26), IELTS 7.5 (writing 7.0, speaking 7.0)

How much will it cost?

What can you expect at Waterloo?


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    Program Contact

    Teresa Wilson at t24wilson@uwaterloo.ca
    519-888-4567, ext. 48539