|Degrees Offered||Expected Duration|
Master of Science and Ph.D. programs are offered in Geology and in Geophysics. Each program requires completion of a minimum of 12 credit hours of approved courses, completion of GEOL 7760 Geological Sciences Graduate Seminar and a research project and thesis.
Why Study at U of M?
More than 100 years old, the Department of Geological Sciences is western Canada's oldest geoscience department. Located near the boundary between the metal-rich Precambrian Shield and the petroleum-producing Western Canada Sedimentary Basin, and adjacent to the Lake Winnipeg watershed, the department is ideally situated for field research, with Archean to Quaternary aged rocks recording three billion years of geologic history.
Recognized worldwide as one of Canada's top geoscience units, we are a dynamic and diverse group interested in a wide variety of research topics, including:
The department also features:
M.Sc. applicants should have the equivalent of a B.Sc. Honours in Geology or Geophysics or a related Honours degree in Geography, Soil Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics, Mathematics, Engineering Physics, Civil, Geological or Electrical Engineering. Ph.D. applicants must hold a minimum M.Sc. degree in a related field.
See the Department website for full admission requirements. All applicants must also meet the minimum admission requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
Possible Start Dates
September, January, May
Students should complete and submit their online application with supporting documentation (if applicable) by the date indicated.
|Fall||September||June 1||February 1|
|Winter||January||October 1||June 1|
|Summer||May||February 1||October 1|
Students are supported by major scholarships (e.g., NSERC Postgraduate scholarships, University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowships) and/or research assistantships from thesis advisors. Typically, support is for two years for M.Sc. students and four years for Ph.D. students.
Teaching assistantships are available for qualified students.