M.Sc. On Campus


Acadia University

24 months
12581 CAD/year
6224 CAD/year
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Expand your knowledge and research skills in our highly-focused masters program in Geology at Acadia University – a key area of interest for industry and government.


In Acadia University's Master of Science in Geology you will both increase your employability in industry and government, and prepare for further studies in the field. As part of a small, research-focused department, you will primarily be working closely with your supervisor on your research, field work, and thesis. You will also take additional courses to supplement your research and broaden your advanced knowledge in the discipline.

Learning outcomes

You may apply either directly to a two-year program, or, if applying from a diploma in either Geographic Information Systems or Remote Sensing from the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Centre of Geographic Sciences, you may enter a 16-month accelerated version of the program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied geochemistry
  • Economic geology
  • Environmental earth science
  • Igneous petrology
  • Metamorphic petrology
  • Precambrian environmental evolution
  • Quaternary geology
  • Regional tectonics
  • Sedimentology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You MUST have the consent of a potential supervisor BEFORE you initiate your application.


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applications must be supported by official copies of all high school transcripts and other records of academic work.

  • Transcripts should be certified by the school and should either be sent to Acadia directly from the school or sealed in an envelope and given to the student to send. Certified transcripts acceptable to Acadia will be used as a basis of admission.

  • Admission requirements differ depending on the student's educational system. We review all applications from international students individually.

  • Applicants for admission from another university or college must have an official transcript sent directly from that institution for evaluation.

  • Transfer credits may be given for individual courses that are applicable to the intended undergraduate degree program of study. Course descriptions must be included with the transcripts.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12581 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12581 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    6224 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6224 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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