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Applied Geomatics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Learn to manage information about the world around us, and how to use this information to solve real-world problems. Become a society and industry leader in mapping, planning, analysis, understanding and stewardship of the natural environment.


The Master of Science in Applied Geomatics is a two-year program focused on collaborative research, coursework, and data interpretation. During this joint program between Acadia University and the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC), you will complete sets of courses at each of the two schools, and complete a research thesis or research project under the joint supervision of faculty from Acadia and the NSCC’s Applied Geomatics Research Group.

Through this program, you will become skilled in the assembly, analysis, interpretation and presentation of biological, geological or environmental data – addressing an approved research subject and problem. By completion, you will be fully competent to tackle existing or predicted environmental problems from solid theoretical and practical foundations using a variety of skills, and an array of new technologies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Appalachian Geology
  • Advanced Topics in Sedimentology
  • Advanced Igneous Petrology
  • Advanced Metamorphic Geology
  • Applied Structural Geology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: B-

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Honours degree or equivalent in Geology. Initial inquiries should be addressed to the Graduate Coordinator, Department of Earth & Environmental Science, or to a potential supervisor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science.
  • Transcripts
  • We require a copy of page 1 and 2 of your passport at the time of application
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      17532 CAD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 17532 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
    • National

      8624 CAD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 8624 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
    • In-State

      7341 CAD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 7341 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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    Living costs for Halifax

    • 1235 - 1960 CAD/month
      Living Costs

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