Public Service, Master | University of Waterloo | Waterloo, Canada
24 months
15392 AUD/year
4508 AUD/year
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The Master of Public Service at University of Waterloo is a graduate co-operative education program that equips students with the knowledge, skills, and experience they need for a public service career at any level of government in Canada. 


The Master of Public Service (MPS) program from University of Waterloo hosted the second annual Policy Datafest last week with more than 70 graduate students digging into public datasets to extract meaningful narratives and recommend policies for positive change.

Key Features 

  • While much of the world is talking big data, the story in Canada seems to be our shortage of it.
  • Recent media reports about our country’s data deficit may be true to an extent, says Anindya Sen, professor of Economics, but there are actually good datasets available through open government portals. 
  • The challenge is fully utilizing them to make informed policy decisions that improve people’s lives.

Programme Structure

  • As you get closer to the start of your first term, you will receive communications about the orientation and transition programming designed to support you as you enter your new graduate studies program.
  • Select your admit term below for specific details regarding orientation and transition programming that will be made available to you.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Successful completion of an Honours Bachelor’s degree (or graduate degree), or equivalent from any discipline, with an average of at least 75% in the final two years of the degree.
  • Note: most applicants should select "Master of Public Service, Co-operative Program" during the application process. Only applicants who demonstrate evidence of at least one year of full-time public service experience will be considered for the Master of Public Service regular (non-co-operative) program.
  • Three references, at least 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

    15392 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7696 AUD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    4508 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2254 AUD per semester during 24 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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