24 months
13347 CAD/year
5320 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Learn to manage information about the world around us, and how to use this information to solve real-world problems in this Applied Geomatics program from Acadia University. Become a society and industry leader in mapping, planning, analysis, understanding and stewardship of the natural environment.


The Master of Science in Applied Geomatics from Acadia University 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.

Learning outcomes

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.

You would normally apply for this program while enrolled in the NSCC Geomatics diploma program, and acceptance is subject to availability of positions, faculty advisors, and adequate funding.

Be Inspired

Because Applied Geomatics is a joint offering between Acadia University and NSCC, you will benefit from the strengths of both schools – research and application of geomatics tools and infrastructure.  This program also allows you to follow a path most suited to your interests – you can focus on an applied research project or an in-depth research project culminating in a thesis, and you can also explore in greater depth topics in environmental, biological, or geological issues, and with a specialization in GIS, Remote Sensing, or Marine Geomatics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Appalachian Geology
  • Advanced Topics in Sedimentology
  • Paleoecology
  • Advanced Igneous Petrology
  • Advanced Metamorphic Geology
  • Advanced Geochemical Material Transfer

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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates for admission to this program must possess an Honours degree, or a four- year bachelor’s degree, from an approved university. Undergraduate degrees in Biology, Earth and Environmental Science and Physical Geography are most compatible with this degree. 
  • Candidates should have at least a B- average in relevant disciplines in the last two undergraduate years. Before applying for this MSc degree program students will have been enrolled in the NSCC Geomatics diploma program; acceptance is also subject to availability of positions, faculty advisors and adequate funding. 
  • Acceptance of a qualified candidate will also be contingent on letters of support from appropriate referees. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13347 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13347 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    5320 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5320 CAD per year during 24 months.

Canadian Non-Nova Scotia Students: $6,603.00/year

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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