M.Sc. On Campus

Earth Sciences

University of Toronto

12 months
27520 CAD/year
6210 CAD/year
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The Earth Sciences program at the University of Toronto accepts students for advanced degrees in a broad range of topics in the Earth Sciences.


About this Degree

Students may also undertake studies in interdisciplinary areas by arrangement with other departments such as Civil Engineering, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, School of the Environment, Physics, Chemistry, and Materials Science and Engineering.

In recent years, research by staff and graduate students has been carried out in all parts of North America and other parts of the world, both on land and at sea. In addition to field-based studies, the department has a wide range of modern laboratories; advanced studies are encouraged in a broad spectrum of geological problems. Further details of research emphases, facilities, detailed degree requirements, and graduate courses are available on the departmental website. The Earth Sciences program at the University of Toronto can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Seminars in Geology
  • All-Course Research Project
  • Research Presentation
  • elective courses

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


5 alternative credits

3.5-5.0 FCEs


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Department of Earth Sciences' additional admission requirements stated below.

  • A four-year BSc or BASc degree, or its equivalent, from a recognized university.

  • High academic standing, equivalent to a B or higher (equivalent to a 3.0 on a 4-point scale) at the University of Toronto, normally demonstrated by the average grade in the final two years.

  • The department has no formal foreign language requirements. Students proceeding by thesis to any degree are expected to become familiar with the literature of their subjects, in whatever language it is written.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27520 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27520 CAD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6210 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6210 CAD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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