Geology (M.Sc.)

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.

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.

  Laurentian University Universit? Laurentienne Harquail School of Earth Sciences ?cole des sciences de la terre       Mineral Exploration Research Centre     Canada Mining Innovation Council

Key Features

Take advantage of an impressive array of analytical instruments and technology, allowing you to conduct the cutting-edge research that is demanded by industry today.
The Harquail School of Earth Sciences is ranked #1 in Canada in National Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) funding in Economic Geology and in Applied Geophysics. Laurentian University is #1 in Ontario in Mining and Mineral Processing research.
Travel on national and international field trips. Go to mining conferences and geological talks while being immersed in a world-known mining and innovation hub full of networking opportunities.

Career Opportunities

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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