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Global Governance - MA at Waterloo

Program information

Department/School Balsillie School of International Affairs
Faculty

Faculty of Arts

Faculty of Environment

Admit term(s)

Fall (September - December)

Application and document submission deadline(s)

January 22 (for admission in September)

Delivery mode On-campus
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 Environment

Global Justice and Human Rights

Global Political Economy

Global Social Governance

Multilateral Institutions and Diplomacy

Peace Integration

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Due to funding restrictions, the Faculty of Arts is currently limiting the number of international students we can admit. Please contact the department's Associate Chair, Graduate Studies prior to applying to discuss your interest in our programs. This limit does not apply to the Warrick double degree.

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.

Supervisors

Application material

  • 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)
  • Writing sample
  • References
    • 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)

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This program page is effective September 2023; it will be updated annually.  Any changes to the program page following this date will be indicated with a notation. 

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