||School of Public Health Sciences
||Faculty of Health
Fall (September - December)
|Application and document submission deadline(s)
February 15 (for admission in September)*
*deadline extended from January 15
||Collaborative, Master's, Research
|Length of program
||24 months (full-time)
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Considerations for international students before submitting an application:
While the Faculty of Health at the University of Waterloo values international students in our graduate programs, we can only accept a small proportion of these students.
Guaranteed funding packages may not be able to cover all tuition and living expenses incurred during a graduate program and students are encouraged to understand more about the cost of completing their graduate program before applying.
Your requested supervisor may also be required to fund your studies for your application to be successful.
What does it take to get in?
Minimum admission requirements
- Successful completion of a four-year Honours Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) with a minimum 75% average. The Bachelor's degree will normally be in the biological sciences, behavioural health, health, public health, or social sciences.
- A letter indicating reasons for pursuing graduate studies.
- For students applying to the School of Public Health Sciences (SPHS), the undergraduate experience including coursework in one or more of the behavioural, biological, developmental, health, or social sciences is advantageous, given the multidisciplinary nature of the program. Students should also have a suitable background in research design and statistics to meet prerequisite standards for all graduate level courses.
- 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
- Students must submit one copy of a term paper written during the last two years of their undergraduate education
- Two references are required, preferably from faculty members
- If applicants have been out of school for an extended period of time (>5 years) and are unable to supply an academic reference they may submit two professional references. Please ensure that one professional referee is able to comment on the applicants academic ability and potential
- Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable
TOEFL 100 (writing 26, speaking 26), IELTS 7.5 (writing 7.0, speaking 7.0)
The School of Public Health Sciences does not consider international applications whose English language proficiency scores fall below the minimum requirements
How much will it cost?
What can you expect at Waterloo?
Updated January 2023. This program page is effective September 2022; it will be updated annually. Any changes to the program page following this date will be indicated with a notation.
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