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For MPS applicants who are currently completing their 4th year of the Honours Bachelor’s degree, the transcripts received with your application will likely reflect your marks up to December. Waterloo Graduate Admissions will count back 20 courses (or the most recent two years of full-time coursework) to determine if your last-two-year average meets the MPS requirement (minimum 75%). If you are offered a place in the program, it is conditional upon maintaining (or improving) that calculated GPA in your final term. It is very rare that students accepted into a program do not meet their final grade conditions.
French proficiency is not a requirement for enrolling in the MPS program. However, some federal public servant positions do require candidates to be bilingual. The MPS program includes an optional course for students to strengthen your French language skills.
Yes, we do consider international applicants, but it’s important that you understand the program content is specifically focused on Canadian systems and functions of government. Furthermore, it is very challenging for international students to get a government co-operative education position and it is not possible to obtain a MPS Co-operative Education degree without this experience. In addition, note that some jobs in government (including co-operative education jobs) require excellent communication skills in one of Canada's official languages, English and French.
No, you do not need to provide evidence of advanced math skills. Like all the MPS courses, the two finance courses are designed for students with different levels of knowledge and experience, and will focus on familiarizing students with real-world accounting and economic analysis practices rather than emphasizing mathematics.
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.