Admission | Apply

picture of student applying for programRequirements

The MPS program considers applicants from most disciplines with the following minimum requirements:

If you have any questions about your eligibility to apply, please contact the MPS Program Officer.

Online application

You complete the entire application online on the Waterloo portal of the Ontario Universities' Application Centre website. Application support material includes:

  • All previous university transcripts

  • Three letters of reference, at least two of which must be from academic sources

  • Statement of Interest (maximum 500 words)

  • Resume (maximum two pages)

We are now only accepting applications for Fall 2018. Please complete the online application by the February 1, 2018 deadline. The deadline to upload all your documents is February 7th. All referees should complete their online reference forms by February 14th. If you slightly missed the February 1st deadline and want to apply then please email the MPS Program Assistant, Ramona Petz.

Note for all applicants: Most applicants should select "Master of Public Service, Co-operative Program" during the application process. Only applicants who demonstrate evidence of at least one year of full-time public service experience will be considered for the Master of Public Service regular (non-co-op) degree.

Note for International Applicants: While we've had some international students in the program, it is generally difficult for a student who is neither a Canadian Citizen nor a Permanent Resident to obtain a government co-op position. 

If you have any questions about your application, please view the MPS FAQs page or the Discover Graduate Studies website. Still need help? No problem. Please feel free to contact the MPS Program Officer for general support or email gradapp@uwaterloo.ca for technical support with Quest, Waterloo's online student management system.


Have questions?

Please contact our Program Officer. She'll be happy to talk with you over the phone or email or meet with you at our program space in East Campus 5 (305 Philip Street).

picture of student applying for program

Have questions?

Please contact our Program Officer. She'll be happy to talk with you over the phone or email or meet with you at our program space in UpTown Waterloo (180 King Street South, Suite 700).