|Department/School||Balsillie School of International Affairs|
Fall (September - December)
|Application and document submission deadline(s)||
January 22 (for admission in September)
|Program type||Master's, Research|
|Length of program||16 months (full-time)|
|Registration option(s)||Full-time, Part-time|
|Study option(s)||Master's Research Paper|
|Research field(s) - Graduate research fields are used to better define a student’s research concentration||
Conflict and Security
Global Justice and Human Rights
Global Political Economy
Global Social Governance
Multilateral Institutions and Diplomacy
What does it take to get in?
Minimum admission requirements
- Successful completion of an Honours Degree in Political Science, Economics, History or a related field (including international, environmental or global studies undergraduate degrees) with an overall average of at least 78% in the final 20 courses.
- Successful completion of at least one introductory course in economics at the university level before commencing the program.
- Experienced professionals in the private or public sectors will be considered for admission, but additional course work may be required.
- Review the finding a supervisor resources
- 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
- Writing sample
- Three references are required, at least two academic
- 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?
- Use the student budget calculator to estimate your cost and resources
- Visit the graduate program tuition page on the Finance website to determine the tuition and incidental fees per term for your program
- Review the study and living costs
- Review the funding graduate school resources for graduate students
What can you expect at Waterloo?
- Review the degree requirements on the Graduate Studies Academic Calendar, including the courses that you can anticipate taking as part of completing the degree
- Check out profiles of current graduate students to learn about their experience at Waterloo
- Check out Waterloo's institutional thesis repository - UWspace to see recent submissions from the Balsillie School of International Affairs - Global Governance graduate students
- Check out the Waterloo campus and city tours
- Review the Balsillie School of International Affairs - Global Governance website to see information about supervisors, research areas, news, and events