Social and Ecological Sustainability - MES (Water) at Waterloo

At a glance:

Application and document submission deadline

  • Domestic Applicants: June 1 (for admission in September 2022)*
  • International Applicants: February 1 (for admission in September) 

*deadline extended from February 1 to June 1 (as of May 2, 2022)

Study options

  • Thesis
  • Master's Research Paper

Minimum admission requirements

  • Students must possess an Honours Bachelor degree or its equivalent in some environmentally related field, with at least a 75% average in the last two years.
  • The equivalent of one year of related work experience is strongly recommended.
  • Two 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

  • To determine the tuition and incidental fees per term for your program, visit the Graduate program tuition page on the Finance website. Once you are on the page:
    • Choose your program type: master’s & diploma programs or doctoral programs
    • Choose your residency status: Canadian/permanent resident or international
    • Choose a term (tuition amounts for future terms are posted approximately two months prior to the start of each term and incidental fees are subject to change)
    • Find your program under the appropriate faculty. Tuition amounts are listed per term, with three terms occurring over the course of a year.
  • Review the study and living costs