Geology (M.Sc.)

Specialize in a geoscience sub-discipline

Overview

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.

**Now seeking MSc & PhD students for Spring & Fall 2019! View a list of available research projects or connect with a faculty member to discuss a new project in your research area! **


  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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Program Details

Faculty Members

Leonardo Feltrin

Leonardo Feltrin

Harquail School of Earth Sciences
Harold Gibson

Harold Gibson

Harquail School of Earth Sciences
Alessandro Ielpi

Alessandro Ielpi

Harquail School of Earth Sciences
Pedro Jugo

Pedro Jugo

Harquail School of Earth Sciences
Daniel Kontak

Daniel Kontak

Harquail School of Earth Sciences
Bruno Lafrance

Bruno Lafrance

Harquail School of Earth Sciences
Carl Lesher

Carl Lesher

Harquail School of Earth Sciences
Andrew McDonald

Andrew McDonald

Harquail School of Earth Sciences
Nadia Mykytczuk

Nadia Mykytczuk

School of the Environment
Mostafa Naghizadeh

Mostafa Naghizadeh

Harquail School of Earth Sciences
Stéphane Perrouty

Stéphane Perrouty

Harquail School of Earth Sciences
Jeremy Richards

Jeremy Richards

Harquail School of Earth Sciences
Michael Schindler

Michael Schindler

Harquail School of Earth Sciences
Ross Sherlock

Ross Sherlock

Harquail School of Earth Sciences
Richard Smith

Richard Smith

Harquail School of Earth Sciences
Graeme Spiers

Graeme Spiers

School of the Environment
Douglas Tinkham

Douglas Tinkham

Harquail School of Earth Sciences
Elizabeth Turner

Elizabeth Turner

Harquail School of Earth Sciences