Social and Ecological Sustainability - MES at Waterloo

Program information

Department/School School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability 
Faculty Faculty of Environment
Admit term(s) Fall (September - December)
Application and document submission deadline(s)

Domestic Applicants: June 1* (for admission in September)

*NOTE: Applications are encouraged in advance of the deadline.

International Applicants: February 1 (for admission in September) 

Delivery mode On-campus
Program type Master's, Research
Length of program 24 months (full-time)
Registration option(s) Full-time, Part-time
Study option(s) Thesis, Master's Research Paper
Research field(s) - Graduate research fields are used to better define a student’s research concentration

Resource Analysis and Stewardship

Socio-Ecosystem Function and Renewal

Sustainability Policy and Governance

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What does it take to get in?

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

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)
  • References
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable
    • TOEFL 100 (writing 26, speaking 26), IELTS 7.5 (writing 7.0, speaking 7.0)

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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