Our school offers exciting and challenging graduate programs leading to master's and PhD degrees. A broad range of courses covers a spectrum of topics in sustainable development, environment, management and innovation. Students are welcome to take elective courses from other graduate programs in SEED and in other departments in the University.

Two types of graduate programs are available:

  • research degrees require four courses, original student research supervised by a professor, and culminate with the defence of a research thesis
  • professional degrees are course-based and include an applied project, internship or field placement

Incoming graduate students are encouraged to visit the Waterloo Grad Ready website to learn more about the University and what to expect as a new student in graduate studies.

To find a research supervisor, please review the SEED faculty research interests.


We encourage you to explore all the graduate programs we offer at SEED by clicking on the program name above.

Visit the Graduate Calendar for a list of admission requirements by program (also on each of the program page).

The video outlines the process of applying for graduate studies at the University of Waterloo. Learn more about international admissions.

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