Economic Development and Innovation, Master | University of Waterloo | Waterloo, Canada
M.E.D.I. On Campus

Economic Development and Innovation

12 months
20840 CAD/year
4508 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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We offer a master degree in Economic Development and Innovation at University of Waterloo. The School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED) is unique in Canada, and possibly the world, in its focus on the intersection of environment and sustainability, on one hand, and business and development on the other. 


At University of Waterloo, we offer a master degree in Economic Development and Innovation. With programs in sustainability management, international development practice, environment and business, local economic development and social innovation, SEED is dedicated to developing the knowledge, tools and expertise to integrate business and development with environmental and social goals.

Key Features

  • Two SEED student teams have been awarded honourable mentions for their unique and entrepreneurial innovations at the Faculty of Environment’s annual pitch competition.

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
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An 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).
  • Two references: one academic and one professional, or two academic
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable. TOEFL 100 (writing 26, speaking 26), IELTS 7.5 (writing 7.0, speaking 7.0)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    20840 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10420 CAD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    4508 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2254 CAD per semester during 12 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.


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