Graduate programs and degree requirements
The Department of Management Sciences has a long-standing tradition of strong graduate degree programs delivered by innovative and respected faculty from a wide variety of backgrounds with extensive scopes of research. The department grants the following graduate degrees (see each program for a breakdown of required courses, electives, and research requirements):
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) offered on campus full-time or part-time
- Note: Exceptional MASc applicants may be considered for direct-entry to the PhD program from a bachelor’s program. Applicants interested in being considered for a direct-entry PhD should include a statement to that effect in their Supplementary Information Form (SIF). Applicants who will be considered for direct-entry to the PhD program will be contacted by a representative from the Department within two months of the application deadline.
Master of Applied Science (MASc) offered on campus full-time or part-time
Master of Management Sciences (MMSc) offered part-time or full-time on campus
Master of Management Sciences online (MMSc online) offered part-time online
The University of Waterloo operates within a three term academic schedule. Each term is four months in duration. Full-time graduate studies at Waterloo is typically three courses a term.
This recorded webinar will give you an overview of the programs, research and admissions processes for graduate studies in the department of Management Sciences.
Tuition, expenses and funding opportunities
- Tuition and expenses: A breakdown of tuition costs and expenses associated with your education
- Scholarships: eligibility, application, and deadlines
- Teaching assistantships: The teaching assistantship (TA) process of application and expectations of the positions
- Co-op: Details on qualifying and applying for co-op in our Management Sciences graduate programs.
Graduate student groups and resources
- Management Sciences Student Association (MSSA)
- Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS) Waterloo chapter
- Resources available on campus to graduate students
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Cynthia Waltho, a PhD student in Management Sciences, was featured in a University of Waterloo video series, "A day in the life of a graduate student".
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