East Campus 5 (EC5)
305 Phillip Street
Tel: 519 888-4567 x 31012
The MPS program considers applicants from most disciplines with the following minimum requirements:
4-year Honours Bachelor's degree, or equivalent
An overall average of at least 75% (B) in the final two years of the degree
International applicants may need to complete an English Language Proficiency (ELP) Certification. Please review the International Admission requirements on the Graduate Studies website for more information. (see notes section)
If you have any questions about your eligibility to apply, please contact the MPS Program Officer.
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 happily accepting applications for our next offering of Fall 2023. Please complete the online application by the February 1, 2023 deadline. For those who have just submittted their online application on the first then you will have until February 13th to upload your documents on Quest and your references will have until the 21st to fill out the online form.
Note for all applicants: Most applicants should select "Master of Public Service, Co-operative Education 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-operative education) 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-operative education 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for technical support with Quest, Waterloo's online student management system.
Please contact our Program Officer. She'll be happy to talk with you over the phone or by email.
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.
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Office of Indigenous Relations.