Social and Ecological Sustainability - PhD at Waterloo

At a glance:

Application and document submission 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

Minimum admission requirements

  • Students must hold a Master's degree with distinction (typically an overall average of at least 80%) or the equivalent.
  • 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

 
  • 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