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What will I learn?

The Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Toronto has a venerable 165-year tradition of research and education in the geosciences. Rankings place U of T at the very top in the geosciences in Canada and among the very best institutions globally. The Department of Earth Sciences is internationally regarded for research in fundamental geoscience, having given rise to major advances in ore deposits geology, geophysics, Precambrian geology, marine geology, Quaternary geology, and sedimentary basin analysis.

Current education in Earth Sciences at the University of Toronto continues the tradition of excellence. Students have access to a wide range of state-of-the-art laboratories and expert knowledge fostering cutting-edge research in almost all areas of Earth Sciences.

Students conduct research in a broad range of topics in the earth sciences. Students may also undertake studies in interdisciplinary areas by arrangement with other departments such as Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Materials Science and Engineering, Physics, and the School of the Environment.

The program can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Science

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$27,520.00 (US$ 21,540) per year
Start date

12 September 2022, 9 January 2023

Venue

University of Toronto

St. George Campus,

27 King's College Circle,

TORONTO,

Ontario (ON),

M5S 1A1, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have an appropriate bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, with a final year average of at least mid-B from a recognized university. Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL Paper-based Test Overall Score: 580, TWE: 4; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) score of 85, with no part score below 80; Cambridge English Proficiency/Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 76 (with at least 22 in each component and 32 in the writing component).

For international students

A four-year BSs or BASc or its equivalent from a recognized university.

High academic standing, equivalent to a B or higher (equivalent to a 3.0 on a 4 point scale) at the University of Toronto, normally demonstrated by the average grade in the final two years.

Applicants from universities outside Canada where English is not the primary language of instruction must provide results of an English language proficiency examination as part of their application.

English language requirements

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Required score: 7.0 (Academic) with at least 6.5 for each component.
Internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT) Including Writing and Speaking Sections: Overall score: 93; Writing: 22; Speaking: 22
Academic English Level 60: Required score: B
Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Online: Required score: 70 minimum total with at least 60 in each part.
The Certificate of Proficiency in English (COPE): Required score: 76 minimum total with at least 22 in each component and 32 in writing
Cambridge Assessment English: Required score: minimum 185 overall with at least 176 in each component.

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

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