M.Sc. On Campus

Earth Sciences

Dalhousie University

24 months
17733 CAD/year
10341 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Earth Sciences at Dalhousie University offers MSc and PhD programs in a variety of fields.



Co-operation with the Geological Survey of Canada (Atlantic) at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography and the Oceanography Department (Dalhousie) enhances their research strength in Marine Geology, mainly carried out through the Department’s Centre for Marine Geology. The Earth Sciences Department at Dalhousie University is actively involved in the Ocean Drilling Program (the Canadian Secretariat for this program is in the Department) and with International Geological Correlation Programs.

Potential careers

A Dalhousie M.Sc. in Earth Sciences will equip you for a professional career in the resource or environmental industries, research or technical positions in government or university labs, or qualify you for a Ph.D. program in Earth Sciences and related disciplines, or further study in Engineering, Law, Education, and other professional fields. 

A Dalhousie Ph.D. in Earth Sciences will equip you for a research and/ or teaching career in the university, government, or resource sectors. Many of our Ph.D. students go on to post-doctoral research at Dalhousie and many other institutions around the world.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Marine geology and geophysics
  • Appalachian geology
  • Isotope geology
  • Economic geology
  • Petrology
  • Geochemistry and mineralogy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Four-year Bachelor’s degree
  • Degree granted by university of recognized standing
  • Complete the graduate application form (online application)
  • Pay $115 application fee
  • An official academic transcript and degree certificate (if degree conferral not stated on Transcripts) for each post-secondary institution attended
  • Two academic reference letters

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17733 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17733 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    10341 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10341 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Halifax

1235 - 1956 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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