Graduate Student Information
The Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources offers graduate training in both disciplinary and interdisciplinary formats. Many of these programs have been offered in the past through other academic units, and bring with them well funded, established researchers.

Master's and Ph.D. programs are available in Environment and Geography (Master of Arts (Geography), Master of Science (Environment & Geography), Master of Environment, and Ph.D. (Geography), Geological Sciences (Master of Science, and Ph.D.), and Natural Resources Institute (Master of Natural Resources Management and Ph.D. in Natural Resources and Environmental Management).

Advisors may be chosen from among eligible faculty members within the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources.


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IMPORTANT: When applying to a graduate program, keep in mind that a position must be available in a research project and the prospective faculty supervisor must have funding to support the student and the research. There are often a number of highly qualified applicants wanting to work with a particular supervisor or in a particular area of research. Therefore, the application process is competitive and meeting minimum standards for admission does not guarantee a successful application.

Students who have contacted a prospective supervisor and who have received an encouraging response increase their chances of a successful application. Ensure that your inquiries are clear and well-written, that you have demonstrated a knowledge of the supervisor’s research, and that you include salient points (e.g. academic qualifications, relevant work experience and publications). If a particular supervisor has been recommended to you by a faculty member at another institution, mention this early in the e-mail. Keep in mind that we receive hundreds of inquiries annually. If, after several attempts, you do not receive a response, it is a good indication that the prospective supervisor is not interested in accepting another graduate student at this time.