18 months
18904 CAD/year
4508 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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We offer a master degree in Climate Change at University of Waterloo. We have a global reputation for academic excellence and award-winning faculty members, research chairs, and industry partners. 


At University of Waterloo we offer a master degree in Climate Change. 

Key Features 

  • Geography as a discipline: finding practical solutions and managing complex environmental problems. 
  • As a globally respected discipline, Geography provides us with the perspective and tools to respond to challenges facing society. 
  • At its core, Geography provides practical solutions to issues at local to global scales with a special emphasis on geographical context.

Programme Structure

  • Waterloo has built an entrepreneurial ecosystem that propels students to transform and disrupt the status quo. We offer our graduate students opportunities to engage in experiential learning and connect with industry to support them in inquiry and impact-driven research. 
  • We have a wide range of professional and online programs that, alongside our research programs, support our students in the creation of personal, economic, and societal value.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Student insurance

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students must have completed a four‐year honours Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a humanities, social science, health, engineering, science, or business discipline with an overall average of at least 75% in the final 20 courses (or last 2 years).
  • In some instances, students with a three‐year degree are accepted into a "qualifying period" whereby they take one or two terms of prescribed undergraduate courses and then, if grades on these are high enough (usually 75%), the student is allowed to proceed into the MCC program. Please contact the Department Coordinator for more information on qualifying years.
  • Three references, normally from academic sources but may be from professional sources
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable. TOEFL 100 (writing 26, speaking 26), IELTS 7.5 (writing 7.0, speaking 7.0).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18904 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9452 CAD per semester during 18 months.
  • National

    4508 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2254 CAD per semester during 18 months.

Living costs for Waterloo

810 - 1447 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Climate Change
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