Earth Sciences, M.Sc. | University of Ottawa | Ottawa, Canada
24 months
18168 CAD/year
4912 CAD/year
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At Earth Sciences from University of Ottawa 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.


Earth Sciences from University of Ottawa teaches students about Environmental geoscience, Geochemistry, Petrology.

Students at Earth Sciences from University of Ottawa will gain knowledge in:

  • Geomathematics
  • Geomatics
  • Mineral resources studies
  • Sedimentary systems
  • Tectonics
  • Geophysics

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mineralogy
  • Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory and Metamorphic Petrology 
  • Advanced Igneous Petrology 
  • Geology and Geochemistry of Ore Deposits 
  • Siliciclastic Sedimentology 
  • Carbonate Sedimentology 
  • Paleobiology
  • Evolutionary Developmental Biology 
  • Advanced Micropaleontology 
  • Environmental Isotopes and Groundwater Geochemistry
  • Isotope Mapping and Provenance Applications 
  • Radioisotope Geochemistry Methods 
  • Aqueous Inorganic Geochemistry and Modelling 
  • Reactive Transport Modelling 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Have a bachelor’s degree with a specialization or a major in earth sciences (or equivalent) with an overall average of a 70 % (B).
  • 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.
  • Resume
  • A letter of intent outlining your career goals and proposed research area.
  • 2 Recommendation letters
  • Transcripts 
  • English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18168 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9084 CAD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    4912 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2456 CAD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Ottawa

1168 - 1925 CAD /month
Living costs

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