Graduate Studies at University of Waterloo

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Global Governance

Graduate Studies at University of Waterloo

Faculty:Faculty of Arts
Field of Study:International Relations and Affairs
Thesis Based:Yes
Cost per year:*
National: $9,000

This cost estimate represents the tuition for the first year.


An interdisciplinary program through the University of Waterloo, students in the Master of Arts in Global Governance examine the social, cultural, and political processes and relations involved in the management of global society that affect billions of ordinary lives around the world. Designed to be completed in sixteen months, the program typically consists of two terms of course work; a third term in which students complete a Major Research Paper (MRP) on a specific research topic of their choosing relating to the study of global governance; followed by a fourth term as an intern working on global governance issues in the public or private sector, a research institute or NGO. Students typically receive a CIGI Graduate Fellowship valued at $15,000, as well as additional university-based scholarships and funding. A new feature that was added in 2015, the UW-University of Warwick Double Degree program offers students the opportunity to combine the MAGG with their choice of one of eleven Masters programs offered by one of the UK’s top-rated Departments of Politics and International Studies.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  • Successful completion of an Honours Degree in Political Science, Economics, History or a related field (including international, environmental or global studies undergraduate degrees) with an overall average of at least 78% in the final 20 courses.
  • Successful completion of at least one introductory course in economics at the university level before commencing the program.
  • Experienced professionals in the private or public sectors will be considered for admission, but additional course work may be required.
  • Application Notes : Application materials:
  • Résumé
  • Supplementary information form
  • Transcript(s)
    Writing sample
  • 3 References: at least 2 academic.
  • English language proficiency (ELP) (if applicable)
  • * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on September 30, 2022