|Department/School||School of Public Health Sciences|
|Faculty||Faculty of Health|
Fall (September - December)
|Application and document submission deadline(s)||
February 1 (for admission in September)
|Program type||Collaborative, Doctoral, Research|
|Length of program||48 months (full-time)|
|Registration option(s)||Full-time, Part-time|
What does it take to get in?
Minimum admission requirements
- Normally a Master's degree with a minimum 75% average in a field that is relevant to the area of aging, health and well-being (normally kinesiology, recreation and leisure studies or health studies and gerontology, but other degrees in life and social sciences could be suitable as well).
- Submit a letter indicating reasons for pursuing graduate studies and a written statement outlining research interests.
- Review the finding a supervisor resources
- Before applying to the program, students are strongly advised to establish contact with potential supervisors
- Resume/Curriculum vitae
- 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 a copy of previous academic work, such as copies of preprints, reprints, or master's thesis, or other evidence of written scholarly work
- Three academic references are required
- 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?
- 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 School of Public Health Sciences graduate students
- Check out the Waterloo campus and city tours
- Review the School of Public Health Sciences website to see information about supervisors, research areas, news, and events