Your Future Begins at Western
Applications for September 2021 will be accepted in January 2021. Finding a supervisor is essential to being successful in our admission process, please ensure you have reached out to faculty members early in the process. Priority will be given to course-based M.Sc. applicants with a supervisor, you are highly encouraged to reach out to supervisors in advance.
At Western University, our tradition of excellence continues to attract outstanding faculty members, postdoctoral scholars and graduate students from around the world. Our graduate programs inspire a passion for the pursuit of knowledge, foster creativity and innovation, and prepare our graduates for successful and exciting careers.
Since 1944, the Department of Earth Sciences has graduated over 650 M.Sc. and Ph.D. alumni into academia, government and industry. As one of Canada's largest research-intensive universities, first class research facilities and infrastructure are available to all of our graduate students. Through innovative research and outstanding achievements, our faculty members continually garner national and international recognition. At Western, graduate students have the opportunity to pursue their passion under the mentorship of world-renowned experts, in one of our four major research areas: Earth & Planetary Systems, Resource Geoscience, Tectonic Processes & Natural Hazards, or Earth Evolution: Surface Life & Climate.
We offer graduate degrees in geology or geophysics: a one year Course-Based Master of Science program, a two-year research-based Master of Science program, a four-year Doctor of Philosophy program, and a combined J.D./M.Sc. in Geology or Geophysics and Law, offered jointly with the Faculty of Law. Graduate students in Earth Sciences also have the option to join collaborative specializations in Hazards, Risks and Resilience, Planetary Science, Environment & Sustainability, or Scientific Computing.
Please feel free to peruse our minimum admission requirements, find out how to apply, or review information about how grad students are funded, or about finding a supervisor. Once you have done that, you may also contact the Academic Program Coordinator, Amy Wickham at email@example.com if you have further questions about our application process. If you encounter any technical issues during the application process, please contact the application help centre at firstname.lastname@example.org