University of Waterloo
Environment 3 Building
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1, Canada
Tel. (519) 888-4567
The MES in Sustainability Management is a research-based masters degree that can be taken full-time or part-time. Full-time students can expect to be enrolled for 6 terms (2 years). Part-time students must finish within 5 calendar years. Some students are ready to defend in the fifth term but most take six terms to complete writing and defend their masters thesis.
|Course Load||# of required courses*||# of required electives||Research thesis required?||Minimum GPA to graduate|
|Full-time or part- time studies||4||2||Yes||75% average|
*Program details are subject to change. Please refer to the Graduate Studies Calendar for the current degree requirements. If there is a discrepancy, the Graduate Studies Calendar will be accepted as official information.
The following schedule is the suggested sequence and length for full-time students. Part-time students have greater flexibility.
SUSM 601: Foundations for Sustainability Management
SUSM 602 Theories and Concepts of Sustainability Management
SUSM 603 Research Methods for Sustainable Management
SUSM 605 Thesis development
|3. Spring / Summer||Thesis – development and research|
Students often finish quicker but we suggest you plan for 6 terms.
Thesis – Research and analysis
Thesis – Analysis and writing
|6. Spring / Summer||Thesis – Defence|