Master of Science (MSc) Degree Program

The minimum time for completion of the MSc degree is 12 months of full-time study (see Faculty of Graduate Studies regulations, Section 2.3.1). Experience has shown that most students take at least 24 months to complete their work. Financial support is available for no more than 24 months.

Part-time study is also possible. Conditions for admission to this program are the same as those for full-time students. Financial support is not normally available for part-time study.

Research leading to the preparation and oral defence of a thesis is required.

Program requirements consist of 3-credit hour compulsory course ERTH 6300: Research Design and Scientific Presentation, 9 additional credit hours of electives at the graduate level, and completion of the thesis.

Graduate students are expected to attend the Earth Sciences seminars. 

A grade of A or better is required in ERTH6300 to transfer to PhD.