Acadia University - Division of Research and Graduate Studies

Division of Research and Graduate Studies
214 Horton Hall, 18 University Avenue
Wolfville, NS
Canada B4P 2R6


Program Information
Faculty: Research and Graduate Studies
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Geology/Earth Science, General
Description The Department of Earth and Environmental Science offers instruction and research training leading to the M.Sc. degree with two options. One option involves five courses and a thesis. The other option is offered in conjunction with the Nova Scotia Community College - Centre of Geographic Sciences Campus (CoGS), Lawrencetown, N.S., and involves completion of a Diploma in Remote Sensing or a Diploma in Geographic Information Systems, followed by three 3 h courses at Acadia and a thesis. Courses and research supervision in both options are offered in the general areas of igneous petrology, metamorphic petrology, regional tectonics, applied geochemistry, economic geology, sedimentology, Precambrian environmental evolution, Quaternary geology, and environmental Earth science. Candidates normally require at least two full academic years (September to April) plus the intervening summer to complete the M.Sc. requirements. Candidates in the joint M.Sc. program with CoGS will spend the first nine months at the College of Geographic Sciences and are likely to require a subsequent 16 months to complete the M.Sc. requirements.
Website: Geology at Acadia University - Division of Research and Graduate Studies
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 70 to 70
Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 80] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 93] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
One official transcript from every post-secondary institution attended and two letters of reference are required. For all international applicants, a copy of passport (only page 1 and 2) is also required.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.
* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: August 13, 2016