Admission Requirements

The requirement for admission to the program is an Honours B.Sc. degree, with at least high honours standing, in geology or a related discipline.

Program Requirements

  • 1.5 credit of course work, 0.5 credit of which may be at the senior undergraduate level
  • A research thesis (3.5 credits) defended at an oral examination
  • A public lecture, preceding the oral examination, which is based on the thesis research
  • Participation in the Geoscience Seminar Series (0.0 credit). Participation comprises one lecture (open to all members of the OCGC) describing an aspect of the candidate's research study and must be completed within 12 months of their registration in the M.Sc. program.

Academic Standing

A grade of B- or higher is required for each course counted towards the Master's degree.

M.Sc. Programs

Applying for Graduate Studies - How do you start?

Start by deciding what areas of research interest you and find out who is working in that area. Refer to the Research page to find out what professors are working on.

Application Process

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Applications for admission may be submitted at any time. Applications for admission from outside Canada should be completed at least five months before the desired date of admission in order for students to make the necessary visa arrangements.