We are pleased to welcome you to the Department of Political Science at the University of Waterloo! We hope that you find your experience here to be rich and rewarding. This online handbook provides a brief overview of some of the most important information you will need as you start out on your graduate student journey. Please feel free to let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

PDF versions of our handbooks can be accessed here:

*If you have any problems accessing these documents, please contact the Graduate Programs Coordinator.

Waterloo Grad Ready is a program and space to support you as you begin your graduate program.

It will offer you opportunities to build connections with students, faculty, and staff; resources to help you transition to graduate life; and workshops to support your ongoing graduate experience.

Our graduate studies community has come together to support you in this new online environment and will add new information and programming throughout the coming months. Please check Waterloo Grad Ready for updates.