Graduate Studies - History and Structure
Graduate studies at WLU began in 1964 with the initiation of Master of Arts programs in geography and in romance languages. In 1966, the first students were admitted to a Master of Social Work program and to an MA program in psychology. Subsequently, MA programs were initiated in history (1968), political science (1970), religion and culture (1970), economics (1992) and English (1993). The MES program was initiated in 1992 and the MMT program in 2002. MSc programs were initiated in psychology (2002), mathematics (2005) and kinesiology (2006). In 1976, the School of Business and Economics began to offer an MBA program, and in 1987 the first doctoral program at WLU was initiated by the Faculty of Social Work, followed by a PhD program in geography (1992), in history (1995), in philosophy (2000), in English (2001), in psychology (2003), in religious studies (2004) and in management (2005). The first program at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary began in 1970, and in 1994 a DMin program was initiated.
The following graduate programs are currently offered at Laurier:
Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, a federated seminary of Wilfrid Laurier University, offers through the university the following programs: