Funded research positions are available for domestic masters (Canadian and PR) and domestic and international PhD students. Send your resume, a statement of interest and qualifications, including academic research experience, indicating how it is directly relevant to one of the open topic areas:
Research topics (updated January 2023)
The Master of Environmental Studies (MES) in Sustainability Management is a full-time program with six courses and a thesis. Pursued on a year-round basis, the degree is typically completed in 6 terms (2-years).
- Domestics master’s receive approximately $28,000 across the two years of study, based on contributions by the student made to undergraduate teaching or to funded research.
The PhD in Sustainability Management is offered by our School. The PhD typically takes at least four years, and requires four courses, a qualifying examination, professional development seminars and a full research thesis (equivalent to at least three publishable journal articles).
- PhD students are guaranteed funding, typically under the Dean’s Doctoral Initiative (domestic) or international DDI that provides ~$100,000 over four years. SSHRC, CIHR or NSERC applications are expected. Details here: https://uwaterloo.ca/environment/graduate/funding-and-opportunities. I would need to sponsor your application to the DDI.
Tuition fees are substantial and are posted at https://uwaterloo.ca/finance/student-financial-services/tuition-fee-schedules. Although the DDI funding package is generous, it is not sufficient to support a student (living and studying) in Waterloo, so you would need to access additional funds.