Programs

Earth Sciences

Why Earth Sciences @ Memorial?

Memorial University of Newfoundland has one of the largest and most diverse Earth Science departments in Canada. With 30 faculty members, 15 staff members, and leading-edge teaching and research facilities, the department is able to offer high quality graduate degree programs. Graduates of Memorial’s Department of Earth Sciences have gone on to careers in academia, government, and the private sector.

The Province of Newfoundland and Labrador is an excellent natural laboratory in which to study Earth Sciences and many of our courses have field-based components. The cross-section of geology that can be studied in Newfoundland and Labrador is unparalleled and spans a large part of Earth’s history. Our department’s long-standing, excellent reputation is, in part, due to its close proximity to this world-class geology.

Memorial’s Department of Earth Sciences maintains close ties to the mining and petroleum industries of Canada, the USA, and elsewhere. Each year, leading petroleum and mineral exploration companies recruit at Memorial University because of the excellent education and training our students receive, and have taken with them throughout the world.

Description of programs

  • MSc – The MSc program is offered in both Geology and Geophysics, and involves courses and a thesis. The MSc can be completed in two years of full-time study.
  • PhD – The PhD program is offered in both Geology and Geophysics, and involves courses, a comprehensive exam, and a thesis. The PhD can be completed in four years of full-time study.

Find a faculty supervisor

Graduate applicants interested in research-based programs are strongly encouraged to find a faculty supervisor at the time of application. Visit the Department of Earth Sciences website for a list of faculty members, their research interests, and contact information. You may also use the Yaffle search engine to find a supervisor you may wish to work with.

Minimum admission requirements

  • MSc – Bachelor's degree (minimum second class) in an appropriate area of study
  • PhD – Master’s degree in an appropriate area of study

 

Important Note: The information provided on this website is subject to change. The University Calendar is the final authority on university fees and regulations.

 

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MSc (Geology, Geophysics)
PhD (Geology, Geophysics)

Routes:

thesis

Duration:

MSc: 2 years
PhD: 4 years

Application Deadline:

January 15 for Spring and Fall admission

September 15 for Winter admission

Funding:

MSc: $17,869
PhD: $19,369

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Tuition (Canadian students):

MSc: $486-$733/semester
PhD: $683/semester

Tuition (International students):

MSc: $632-$953/semester
PhD: $887/semester

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