What will I learn?

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.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Pure and Applied Science

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$13,347.00 (US$ 10,470) per year
Application deadline

1 February 2022

Start date

10 January 2022, 9 May 2022, 7 September 2022

Venue

Faculty of Pure and Applied Science

12 University Avenue,

WOLFVILLE,

Nova Scotia (NS),

B4P 2R6, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Candidates for admission to the graduate programs of Acadia University must possess an honours degree, or a four-year bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, from an approved university. Candidates must have at least a B- average (70%) in the courses taken in the major field in the last two undergraduate years (or 60 credit hours) of university study, including coursework in undergraduate degree(s) and any graduate work completed. Acadia's minimum graduate studies requirements are as follows: IELTS (Academic ONLY!) - 6.5 overall with no subtest score below 6.0, TOEFL - 93 IBT with no subtest score below 20, CAEL - 70 overall with no subtest score below 60, PTE Academic - 61 with no subtest score below 60.

For international students

Candidates for admission to the graduate programs of Acadia University must possess an honours degree, or a four-year bachelor's degree, from an approved university. Those candidates possessing a major in a field other than that of their graduate program will normally be required to take sufficient undergraduate courses to make up the equivalent of an Acadia undergraduate major. Special consideration may be given to those candidates wishing to change from one undergraduate field to a related graduate one.

Candidates must have at least a B- average (70%) in the courses taken in the major field in the last two undergraduate years (or 60 credit hours) of university study, including coursework in undergraduate degree(s) and any graduate work completed.

Acadia's minimum graduate studies English requirements are as follows:

IELTS (Academic ONLY!) - 6.5 overall with no subtest score below 6.0

TOEFL - 93 IBT with no subtest score below 20

TOEFL - 93 IBT Home Edition with no subtest score below 20

CAEL - 70 overall with no subtest score below 60

PTE Academic - 61 with no subtest score below 60

Application deadline: Feb/01 for fall.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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