Apply to the Master of Economic Development and Innovation

Important Application Information

The Master of Economic Development and Innovation program will become effective on January 1, 2017. If you intend to apply to the MEDI program before January 1, 2017 the program will be called the Master of Local Economic Development (LED). Applications to the LED program will automatically be transferred to MEDI after January 1, 2017. 

Applicants to the MEDI program for Fall 2017 will be notified of their application status by mid-April.

Application Deadline

The Master of Economic Development and Innovation program only admits students for the fall term. The application deadline for Fall 2017 is February 1st. We are accepting late applications.

Application Process

Waterloo's graduate studies application process is entirely electronic. We do not require paper documents to be mailed to us at the time of the application. Refer to the short video below and application process website for more details. 

Admission Requirements

Minimum Requirements

Four-year Honours Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Business, Commerce, Economics, Geography, Planning or a related field, with at least a 75% standing or other Honours Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent).

Application materials

English language proficiency (ELP)

To determine if you are exempt from submitting an English language proficiency (ELP) examination score, please visit the English language proficiency page.

Note: If there is a discrepancy between this site and the Graduate Studies Calendar, please refer to the latter for the most accurate information.


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Graduate Program


519-888-4567 x38189

Location: EV3 4269