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Applied Mathematics

Degrees awarded: Master of Mathematics (MMath) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Applied Mathematics
Related research areas: Environmental and geophysical fluid dynamics. Department of Applied Mathematics

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Architecture

Degrees awarded: Master of Architecture (MArch)
Related research areas: Sustainable design, sustainable buildings.
School of Architecture

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Biology

Degrees awarded: Master of Science (MSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Related research areas: Animal physiology, ecology and environmental biology, microbiology, molecular biology and biotechnology, and plant biology. Department of Biology

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Chemical Engineering

Degrees awarded: Master of Applied Science (MASc), Master of Engineering (MEng), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Related research areas: Environmental engineering and pollution control; chemical engineering principles applied to air, water and solid waste pollution control by non-biological methods. Department of Chemical Engineering

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Chemistry

Degrees awarded: Master of Science (MSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Related research areas: Environmental and atmospheric chemistry, applications of biochemistry in environmental, medicinal, and analytical chemistry. Department of Chemistry

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Civil Engineering

Degrees awarded: Master of Engineering (MEng), Master of Applied Science (MASc), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Related research areas: Structural engineering and engineering mechanics, geotechnical engineering, transportation planning and engineering, and water resources engineering. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Climate Change

Degrees awarded: Master of Climate Change (MCC)
Related research areas: Climate science, climate change policy, climate change management, carbon and greenhouse gas accounting. Master of Climate Change Program

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Development Practice

Degrees awarded: Master of Development Practice (MDP)
Related research areas: Sustainable development strategies, economic and social development, global health and sustainability, development field placement.  Master of Development Practice Program

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Earth and Environmental Sciences

Degrees awarded: Master of Science (MSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Related research areas: General focus on environmental geology, atmospheric science, and groundwater; specific areas include interpretation of geologic and hydrogeologic processes, description and interpretation of modern and ancient geologic environments, and response of geologic and hydrogeologic systems to human interference. Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

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Economics (Water)

Degrees awarded: Master of Arts (MA), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Related research areas: Hydrological science and engineering; ecohydrology; water/wastewater treatment and technology; aquatic ecology and ecotoxicology; water management, policy and governance.  Department of Economics

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Environment and Business

Degree awarded: Master of Environment and Business (MEB)
Related research areas: Economic and environmental integration, environmental policy, sustainable business strategy, environmental marketing, sustainability reporting.  Master of Environment and Business Program

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Environment, Resources, and Sustainability

Degree awarded: Master of Environmental Studies (MES)
Related research areas: Ecological restoration/rehabilitation ecology; ecosystem and environmental assessment, conservation, management, and monitoring; greening communities; environmental auditing; environmental education; environmental governance/policy analysis; environmental ethics, philosophy, activism, and expression; environmental health and toxicology; environmental journalism; first nations environmental issues; gender, environment and community-based development; global climate change; industrial ecology; international sustainable development; sustainable communities; and sustainable livelihoods. Learn more from the School of Environment, Resources, and Sustainability.

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Geography

Degrees awarded: Master of Arts (MA), Master of Environmental Studies (MES), Master of Science (MSc), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Related research areas: Environmental and resource management, economic and urban development, earth surface processes, cultural and historical, and geomatics. Department of Geography and Environmental Management

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Geography (Water)

Degrees awarded: Master of Arts (MA), Master of Environmental Studies (MES), Master of Science (MSc), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Related research areas: Hydrological science and engineering; water/wastewater treatment; ecohydrology; aquatic ecology and toxicology; water management, policy, and governance. Department of Geography and Environmental Management

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Global Governance

Degrees awarded: Master of Arts (MA); Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Related research areas: Global environmental governance, global environmental policy, multilateral institutions and diplomacy.  Balsillie School of International Affairs Global Governance Program

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Local Economic Development

Degree awarded: Master of Applied Environmental Studies (MAEP)
Related research areas: Sustainable development strategies, green economy and green energy, urban and community development, strategic economic planning, regional development governance and policy.  Local Economic Development Program

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Mechanical Engineering

Degrees awarded: Master of Engineering (MEng), Master of Applied Science (MASc), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Related research areas: Green energy, materials engineering and processing, fluid mechanics, thermal engineering.  Mechanical Engineering Department

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Planning

Degrees awarded: Master of Arts (MA), Master of Applied Environmental Studies (MAES), Master of Environmental Studies (MES), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Related research areas: The two main areas of specialization are Physical/Natural Environment and Human/Built Environment. Many themes cut across these two fields; some examples are environmental planning, water resources, waste management, environmental and urban design, natural resources planning, social and economic planning, strategic planning. School of Planning

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Social and Ecological Sustainability

Degree awarded: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Related research areas: Resource analysis and planning, socio-ecosystem function and renewal, sustainability policy and governance.
Social and Ecological Sustainability Program

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Sustainability Management

Degree awarded: Master of Environmental Studies (MES)
Related research areas: Resource management, sustainability strategy, environmental policy and governance, environmental finance, stakeholder engagement, marketing and social accountability.  Sustainability Management Program

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Systems Design Engineering

Degrees awarded: Master of Applied Science (MASc), Master of Engineering (MEng) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Related research areas: Societal and environmental systems engineering, signal and image processing. Department of Systems Deisgn Engineering

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Tourism

Degree awarded: Master of Arts (MA), Master of Environmental Studies (MES)
Related research areas: Sustainable tourism, resource management. Tourism Program Information

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Green Office

Environmental Sustainability Report

University of Waterloo Green Guide