Geology (MSc)

Expand your knowledge and research skills in our highly-focused masters program in geology – a key area of interest for industry and government.

In Acadia's Master of Science in Geology you will both increase your employability in industry and government, and prepare for further studies in the field. As part of a small, research-focused department, you will primarily be working closely with your supervisor on your research, field work, and thesis. You will also take additional courses to supplement your research and broaden your advanced knowledge in the discipline.

You may apply either directly to a two-year program, or, if applying from a diploma in either Geographic Information Systems or Remote Sensing from the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Centre of Geographic Sciences, you may enter a 16-month accelerated version of the program.

Be Inspired

The faculty members in Acadia’s geology program are highly active researchers in the local region and with industry. You will benefit from small class sizes, engaging researchers, and friendly faculty and staff. Acadia’s geology faculty work in partnership with NSCC’s Centre of Geographic Sciences to bring the best skills of both units together in providing programming to you.

You also have access to a wide variety of research tools and facilities within the department, and through connected research centres such as the Acadia Centre for Microstructural Analysis, K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre, and the Centre of Geographic Sciences.

Research Interests

  • Applied geochemistry
  • Economic geology
  • Environmental earth science
  • Igneous petrology
  • Metamorphic petrology
  • Precambrian environmental evolution
  • Quaternary geology
  • Regional tectonics
  • Sedimentology
 

Program at a Glance

Year 1 - Term 1

GEOL 5960
Thesis
GEOL 5xx3
Elective
GEOL 5xx3*
Elective
GEOL 5903
Graduate seminar

Year 1 - Term 2

GEOL 5960
Thesis
GEOL 5xx3
Elective
GEOL 5xx3*
Elective

Year 1 - Term 3

GEOL 5960
Thesis

Year 2 - Term 1

GEOL 5960
Thesis

Year 2 - Term 2*

GEOL 5960
Thesis

* Not required if admitted from the Diploma in Remote Sensing or the Diploma in Geographic Information Systems from NSCC.

Geology


Get Involved:
Fletcher Geology Club
Acadia Graduate Students' Association

Contact

Graduate Advisor
Sandra Barr
sandra.barr@acadiau.ca
902-585-1323

Department
Earth and Environmental Science
Huggins Science Hall, Room 327
12 University Avenue
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, B4P 2R6
ees@acadiau.ca
902-585-1208