Earth Sciences, M.Sc. | University of Waterloo | Waterloo, Canada
24 months
15392 AUD/year
4508 AUD/year
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Why graduate studies at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences? We offer a master degree ion Earth Sciences at University of Waterloo. 


We have a strong tradition in research and graduate education with a history as one of the leading groundwater hydrology research groups in the world. At University of Waterloo we offer a master degree in Earth Sciences. 

Key Features 

  • We feature a quantitative and scientifically rigorous education in water sciences, sustainable mining, Earth processes and geohazards.
  • We explore the mechanisms behind our currently changing climate to derive a deeper understanding of our impact as humans on Earth systems, both at the surface and deep underground.

Programme Structure

Graduate research fields

  • Aqueous and Organic Hydrogeochemistry
  • Ecohydrology
  • Foundational Earth Sciences
  • Hydrogeology and Geophysics
  • Isotope Hydrology and Geochemistry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students should have a Honours Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Earth Sciences, or equivalent (e.g. Geology, Geosciences), with no less than a 75% standing. Outstanding students in other fields will also be accepted, but will have to take extra courses to strengthen their background preparation.
  • Before applying to the program, students are strongly advised to establish contact with potential supervisors. It is a good strategy to identify whether the potential supervisors that students would like to undertake research with have available positions and funding.
  • Three references, at least two academic
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable. TOEFL 90 (writing 25, speaking 25), IELTS 7.0 (writing 6.5, speaking 6.5)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15392 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7696 AUD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    4508 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2254 AUD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Waterloo

810 - 1447 CAD /month
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