Specialize in a geoscience sub-discipline
Explore how Earth is affected by some of society's most important demands, such as finding ore resources, resource conservation, management of natural hazards, or environmental remediation.
Specialize your knowledge in Earth Science through an intensive program that includes theoretical study and hands-on work. Develop and hone your geoscience skills and tools for successful research, from the formulation of a thesis problem to its solution.
The Harquail School contains a wide array of analytical instrumentation to support both the research and educational needs, and benefits from sharing laboratory facilities with the Geo Labs, one of the largest and most advanced geoscience analytical facilities in North America. Get a virtual tour of the instrumentation and Laurentian University campus via our ArcGIS StoryMap!
Choose the specialization based on your interests from our faculty who are recognized internationally, who have won reputable awards and are leaders in their respective sub-disciplines.
Research areas range widely from ore deposit geology, volcanology, structural geology, sedimentology, paleontology, mineralogy, igneous and metamorphic petrology, geophysics, 3D computer modeling, to environmental geoscience, pedology and bioremediation.
**Now seeking MSc & PhD students for Winter 2021! View a list of available research projects or connect with a faculty member to discuss a new project in your research area! **
Graduates of the M.Sc. program at Laurentian are specialized for professional careers ranging from geoscientists or geophysicists in the mineral exploration industry, geoscience consultants in agencies or government, academics or researchers, science communicators in museums or science centres, analytical laboratory technologists, specialists in 3D computer modeling and geostatistics, and financial analysts.
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