Future graduate students

Put scholarship in the context of real-world issues.

Whether the end goal is a career in academia or the public or private sector, our programs allow students to explore complex concepts, generate new knowledge and learn from a global network of researchers and organizations. If you are upgrading your education with a course-based master's program, or embarking on a research-based master's or doctoral program, you can look forward to an inspiring, connected and relevant journey of discovery.

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Graduate programs

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Collaborative PhD Aging, Health and Well-Being 

The Collaborative PhD in Aging, Health and Well-being offers an interdisciplinary platform to examine issues in aging, health and well-being and spans each of the academic units in the Faculty of Health. 

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Master of Social Work

The Master of Social Work (MSW) program is offered by the School of Social Work at Renison University College in collaboration with Waterloo's Faculty of Health.

Meet your mentor

Our faculty members collaborate with organizations such as the World Health Organization, Public Health Agency of Canada, and the Canadian Cancer Society to identify health risks, and to advance knowledge, programs and policies to improve quality of life and health across the life course. They are also working with social service agencies, national parks personnel, the World Tourism Organization and other organizations to optimize enhancement of our lives through leisure.

Learn more about our experts and their research areas →

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Take a tour

Watch our Faculty of Health video tour above to get a feel for our facilities. During the tour, you will see our graduate seminar room where students defend their theses, study spaces, labs, social spaces and more. 

Watch a University of Waterloo graduate studies campus tour (VIDEO) →

Take a tour of Waterloo region (VIDEO) →

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Grad life, from a grad perspective

Joseph Skeete (MA Recreation and Leisure Studies '19) worked with the Fairmont group of hotels to investigate the impact of corporate social responsibility initiatives by the hotel chain. Watch Joseph's road trip adventure above as he travelled from Waterloo to Alberta to conduct his research in Banff. 

What does it look like to be a graduate student at the Faculty of Health?

Watch our "Life of a Grad Student" video series to see" →