Social and Ecological Sustainability - MES at Waterloo

At a glance:

Application deadline

  • February 1 (for admission in September)

Graduate research fields

  • Resource Analysis and Stewardship
  • Socio-Ecosystem Function and Renewal
  • Sustainability Policy and Governance

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

  • 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: $7,254.00 tuition and $703.01 incidental fees per term (as of January 2021)
  • Study and living costs

This video by Waterloo Social and Ecological Sustainability master's student Amanda Yan Yan Lim placed 4th in the 2019 GRADflix competition.