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Water Summit 2022

The Yeates School of Graduate Studies (YSGS) at Toronto Metropolitan University offers graduate programs at both the master’s and doctoral levels. All programs prepare graduate students to embrace the opportunities and challenges inherent in an increasingly interconnected world, and make meaningful contributions to our evolving global knowledge economy.

65+ Cutting-edge, career-oriented graduate programs

We connect employers with our talented, diverse student body and alumni network.

The next generation of water experts come from programs across the university, specializing in fields of study from the environment to policy to wastewater.

We work with you to:

  • Get the right person with the right skills for the right job.
  • Personalize hiring timelines and requirements.

Our hiring programs are customized and designed for success:

  • Our students have technical know-how and come from innovative environments that focus on experiential learning.
  • We provide our students with co-op development training before they begin their positions so they arrive prepared for the workplace.
  • Our students can start working when you need them in January, May or September, and for 4, 8, 12 or 16 months, depending on their program.

Graduate programs related to water research

Chemical Engineering

MEng, MASc, PhD

Explore diverse research fields such as wastewater and food treatment, polymer and process engineering, metallurgy and nanotechnology in this dynamic program

Sample research areas: treatment of water and wastewater, advanced oxidation technologies for water and wastewater treatment, effect of climate change on water quality and quantity

Civil Engineering

MASc, MEng, PhD

This unique multi-disciplinary program prepares highly qualified graduate students for active roles in enhancing the nation’s economic, environmental and social development.

Sample research areas: innovative wastewater treatment technologies, modelling of watershed and landfill design, urban stormwater management practices, urban water and waste systems

Environmental Applied Science and Management


This program uniquely enables students to develop and explore interdisciplinary approaches to investigate the full scope of environmental issues.

Sample research areas: environmental and water policy, aquatic ecotoxicology and geochemistry, environmental biotechnology and wastewater treatment, drinking water security

Molecular Science

MSc, PhD

Spanning the boundaries of modern chemistry and biology, this unique, research-intensive program provides innovative professional training for tomorrow’s scientific leaders. 

Sample research areas: water, energy and environmental change, biological wastewater treatment, wastewater surveillance, aquatic ecotoxicology, wetlands rehabilitation, land-water networks

Occupational & Public Health


This program provides a unique interdisciplinary learning opportunity in evidence-based prevention to prepare students to conduct research in occupational health and safety, and public health. 

Sample research areas: environmental health equity, water quality, safe drinking water, foodborne/waterborne illness outbreaks, epidemiology of emerging water parasitic diseases

Policy Studies


The program prepares a new generation of researchers for positions in academe and the public, non-profit and private sectors at the local, regional, national and international levels.

Sample research areas: water policy, environmental policy

Spatial Analysis


Students learn to think geographically and master geographic information systems to support operational and strategic decision-making in government and industry.

Sample research areas: water quality, water and wastewater treatment processes, geospatial analysis of watershed hydrology and biogeochemistry, land and water species distributions