|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)
|Program type||Doctoral, Research|
|Length of program||48 months|
|Registration option(s)||Full-time, Part-time|
|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
What does it take to get in?
Minimum admission requirements
- Students must hold a Master's degree with distinction (typically an overall average of at least 80%) or the equivalent.
- Review the finding a supervisor resources
- Supplementary information form (SIF)
- Outlining the main areas of academic and other expertise, experience and curiosity.
- The main area(s) of research the student hopes to emphasize in course and thesis work.
- Information on prior education, training, practical experience, field work, publications, or other accomplishments pertinent to areas of interest.
- Review the writing your personal statement resources for helpful tips and tricks on completing this form
- Three references are required, at least two academic
- 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?
- 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 Environment, Resources and Sustainability graduate students
- Check out the Waterloo campus and city tours
- Review the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability website to see information about supervisors, research areas, news, and events