Recreation and Leisure Studies - PhD at Waterloo

At a glance:

Application deadline

  • February 1 (for admission in September)

Study options

  • Thesis

Minimum admission requirements

  • A Master of Arts (MA) degree, (or its equivalent) in Recreation and Leisure Studies or related field, with a minimum 75% average in master's level coursework.
  • Completion of an MA thesis.
  • Each applicant must submit a written statement outlining their research interests.
  • Students seeking admission to the PhD program should indicate in the letter of application who would be appropriate as a faculty advisor. 
  • Three academic references 
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable. TOEFL 100 (writing 26, speaking 26), IELTS 7.5 (writing 7.0, speaking 7.0)

Approximate tuition, fees, and living costs

  • Canadian and permanent resident students, full-time: $2,254.00 tuition and $491.01 incidental fees per term (as of January 2021)
  • International students, full-time: $7,182.00 tuition and $703.01 incidental fees per term (as of January 2021)
  • Study and living costs