24 months
6730 CAD/year
4260 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Geological Sciences at University of Saskatchewan accommodates students interested in obtaining an M. Sc. and/or a Ph.D. The department currently enrolls 35-40 graduate students in a large variety of programs. Apply to the Geological Sciences MSc program offered by University of Saskatchewan.


Program Details

This research based Geological Sciences MSc program at University of Saskatchewan allows you to pursue a degree in one of the following fields of geological sciences:

  • geochemistry
  • geophysics
  • paleontology, paleobiology and paleobotany
  • mineralogy, petrology and ore geology
  • structural geology and tectonics
  • sedimentology and stratigraphy

While studying in the Department of Geological Sciences, you will have access to world class facilities to support your research including:

  • Saskatchewan Isotope Laboratory
  • Electron Microprobe Laboratory
  • X-ray Diffraction Laboratory
  • Aqueous and Environmental Geochemistry Laboratories
  • Electronic Paramagnetic Resonance Laboratory
  • Hydrothermal Mineralogy and Geochemistry Laboratory
  • Global Geochronology and Lithostratigraphy Database
  • Advanced computing facilities

You will also have access to other world class facilities housed at the University of Saskatchewan including:

  • Canadian Light Source – Canada’s only synchrotron
  • Saskatchewan Structural Sciences Centre
  • Advanced (electron) microscopy facilities

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Isotope geology; Mineral deposits; Precambrian Geology; Trans-Hudson Orogen; base metals; lithogeochemistry; petrology; precious metals; rare earth elements; uranium
  • Canada; climate change; conifer; paleobotany
  • Ediacaran; Ichnology; Neogene; Paleobiology; Sedimentology; paleontology; stratigraphy
  • Applied Geophysics; Compaction; Geophysics; Mantle; Numerical modelling; Porous; Tektite
  • Southern Africa; exploratory data analysis; geochemical; geotectonic; hydrochemistry; isotope
  • Disease; health; mercury; metals; spectroscopy; toxicology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • a cumulative weighted average of at least a 70% (U of S grade system equivalent)in the last two years of study (i.e. 60 credit units)
  • a four-year honours degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6730 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6730 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    4260 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4260 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Saskatoon

1279 - 1865 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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