Expand and specialize your geoscience skills
Further your knowledge in Earth Sciences through a comprehensive MSc program that includes theoretical study, research, as well as lab and field experience. Develop your geoscience skills and toolkit and contribute to ground-breaking research, from the formulation of a thesis problem to its solution.
The Harquail School of Earth Sciences and its Mineral Exploration Research Centre (MERC) are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and analytical instruments, allowing students and researchers to conduct cutting-edge research. View the complete list of our lab equipment and learn about our analytical capabilities, or take a virtual tour of our featured analytical instruments and Laurentian University campus via our ArcGIS StoryMap!
Choose a specialization based on your interests and our areas of expertise. Our renowned faculty are leaders in their sub-disciplines, recognized through international and national awards.
Research areas include, but are not limited to:
- Ore deposit geology
- Structural geology
- Igneous and metamorphic petrology
- 3D computer modeling
MSc applicants are encouraged to choose their own specialization, or consider pursuing a funded research project. View a list of available funded projects on the Harquail School of Earth Sciences Careers page.
Graduates of the M.Sc. program at Laurentian are specialized for professional careers including:
- exploration geologist
- geoscience consultant
- government, academic or researcher
- planetary scientist
- science communicator, for example in a museum or science centre
- analytical laboratory technologist
- specialist in 3D computer modeling and geostatistics
- mining and commodities researcher, financial analyst, or investment banker
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