Why graduate studies in the Faculty of Science?
- More than $50.1 million dollars in research funding for 2016/17 - at nearly a quarter of the university’s total research income, it’s the second highest among all faculties.
- Ranked Canada’s most innovative university for 26 years in a row, Waterloo is a perfect blend of cross-disciplinary research and teaching. Science faculty are members of more than thirteen cross-disciplinary world-class institutes.
- We offer unique specializations in Water, Quantum Information, and Nanotechnology that prepare graduate students to meet the needs of a global job market.
- Our internationally renowned faculty members include two Canada Excellence Research Chairs and 13 Canada Research Chairs along with award winning researchers across all our disciplines.
Choose between course-based Master’s degree programs taught by world renowned experts or research intensive Master’s and PhD degree programs that put you at the cutting-edge of discovery.
Many of our programs incorporate practical experience through research projects, field work, practicums, internships, while some programs are available through the co-op system.
Taylor Maavara, PhD, Earth Sciences (Water Specialization)
Shirley Wong, PhD candidate, Pharmaceutical Science
Emmanuel Alabi, PhD Candidate, Vision Science
Awards and funding
The Graduate Studies office maintains a comprehensive awards listing in a searchable database of awards available to graduate students in science.
Don’t know where to start? Our resources page provides links to everything from admissions and registration to scholarships and thesis requirements.
Our graduate officers can help you narrow down your field of interest with information about the latest research and graduate opportunities in their department. The graduate coordinators can assist you with program and application questions.