Earth Sciences (Master of Science)

Earth Sciences (Master of Science)

Master degree
24 months
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: CA$125
Intakes: Fall, Winter, Summer
International tuition: CA$14,500
Domestic tuition: CA$8,400

Program overview

Our students work in a collegial environment and have a well-organized graduate student society (AGES). The Planetary and Space Science Centre (PASSC) have some graduate students that are directly studying lunar soil and Martian meteorites affected by the impact of asteroids and comets. Research areas and current faculty: Applied Geophysics & Rock Physics (Karl Butler, Jenn Day); Applied Glacial & Quaternary Geology (Bruce Broster); Aqueous & Environmental Geochemistry & Hydrogeology (Bruce Broster, Nicolas Susak); Igneous, Metamorphic, & Experimental Petrology (Cliff Shaw, Chris McFarlane, David Lentz, John Spray); Volcanology (Cliff Shaw, David Lentz); Isotope Geochemistry & U-Pb Geochronology (Chris McFarlane, David Lentz, Audrey Limoges); Biogeology (including Paleoclimatology) , Palaeontology, Ichnology (Audrey Limoges, David Keighley); etc.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



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International applicants who are applying from outside Canada should apply at least six months in advance of the intended start date to be sure to have all permits processed before their programs are scheduled to begin. Before applying, students are required to submit a preliminary application assessment, with a Statement of Interest (about 250 words) outlining the applicant’s research interests. The statement will then be circulated to faculty members. If a faculty member is interested in considering a student for admission, students will be asked to submit an application. Applicants to the research-based Masters program should hold a bachelor’s degree in geology or equivalent, first or upper second division, minimum GPA of 3.0/4.3 (70% or B). International applicants whose first language is not English will be required to submit language scores. Paper-based TOEFL score, minimum 580, and TWE of 4.0 Internet-based minimum 92, and writing 25 Computer-based minimum 237 and 4.0 in writing IELTS (minimum score of band 7.0) MELAB (minimum score of 85) CanTest (minimum score of band 4.75).

Career opportunities

Our recent graduates have gone on to work mainly in the mineral exploration and petroleum sectors, geosciences, geophysics, and environmental geoscience consulting, government research in natural resources, academe.

Campus location

Fredericton , Canada

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