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Earth Sciences, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #281 (QS) ,
Established in 1982, the Ottawa-Carleton Geoscience Centre (OCGC) combines the research strengths of the University of Ottawa and Carleton University. The Centre offers graduate programs leading to the master’s (MSc) and doctoral (PhD) degrees in Earth sciences.

About

Research facilities are shared between the two campuses. Students have access to the professors, courses and facilities at both universities; however, they must enroll at the “home university” of the thesis supervisor.

The Centre is one of the participating units in the collaborative program in chemical and environmental toxicology (at the master’s and doctoral levels) and in environmental sustainability (at master's level).

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Environmental geoscience
  • Geochemistry 
  • Petrology
  • Geomathematics
  • Geomatics
  • Mineral resources studies
  • Sedimentary systems
  • Tectonics
  • Geophysics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    15 units alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Have a bachelor’s degree with a specialization or a major in earth sciences (or equivalent) with a minimum average of 75% (B+) in the last two years and a 70 % (B) average overall.
  • International candidates must check the admission equivalencies for the diploma they received in their country of origin.
  • Demonstrate a good academic performance in previous studies as shown by official transcripts, research reports, abstracts or any other documents demonstrating research skills.
  • International students must provide proof of financial support: i.e., a stipend provided by a supervisor as well as a combination of awards and/or trust funds.
  • Identify at least one professor who is willing to supervise your research and thesis.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6420 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6420 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    2729 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2729 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Ottawa

  • 1168 - 1930 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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