Earth Sciences

​​​www.es.utoronto.ca

The Department of Earth Sciences accepts students for advanced degrees—Master of Applied Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy—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 Civil Engineering, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, School of the Environment, Physics, Chemistry, and Materials Science and Engineering.

In recent years, research by staff and graduate students has been carried out in all parts of North America and other parts of the world, both on land and at sea. In addition to field-based studies, the department has a wide range of modern laboratories; advanced studies are encouraged in a broad spectrum of geological problems. Further details of research emphases, facilities, detailed degree requirements, and graduate courses are available on the departmental website.

Degrees Offered

Earth Sciences - MASc, MSc, PhD

​​​​​Quick Facts

DomesticInternational
​​ ​​​​1. All applicants must meet the School of Graduate Studies English Language Proficiency requirements​.
2. For more information on admission requirements, ple​ase review the program'​s SGS Calendar entry: www.sgs.utoronto.ca/calendar ​​​

​​​​​​​Research Stream Program Funding Information​

Base Funding Amount -

Graduate units determine a base funding amount for doctoral research stream programs and the number of years that the student will be eligible. In addition to the Base Funding, all eligible students will receive the cost of academic tuition and fees. More information about Base Funding can be found at .​

Actual Income -

Students often have the opportunity to earn additional income through research stipends, internal and external fellowships, RA employment income and TA-ships. Therefore, the average actual income of students in a program is typically higher than the Base Funding amount in that program. More information about Actual Incomes can be found at .

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Quick Facts

Domestic Students International Students
1. Application deadlines MSc/MASc-17-Jan-2016
PhD-17-Jan-2016
MSc/MASc-17-Jan-2016
PhD-17-Jan-2016
2.Required tests in addition to English Language Proficiency. See below or visit www.uoft.me/gradelp MSc/MASc-n/a
PhD-n/a
MSc/MASc-n/a
PhD-n/a
3. Minimum GPA MSc/MASc-mid-B
PhD-B+
MSc/MASc-mid-B
PhD-B+
4. Tuition fee -Please visit www.uoft.me/gradfees and refer to Domestic Fees.
-Please visit www.uoft.me/gradfees and refer to International Fees.
5. Direct entry option from bachelor's to PhD MSc/MASc-n/a
PhD-Yes
MSc/MASc-n/a
PhD-Yes
6. Is a supervisor identified before or after admission? MSc/MASc-before
PhD-before
MSc/MASc-before
PhD-before
7. If a supervisor is identified after admission (as per question above), is admission conditional upon securing a supervisor? MSc/MASc-n/a
PhD-n/a
MSc/MASc-n/a
PhD-n/a
8. Is a supervisor assigned by the graduate unit or secured by the applicant? MSc/MASc-Applicant
PhD-Applicant
MSc/MASc-Applicant
PhD-Applicant
9. Program length (full-time only) MASc-6 Sessions
MSc-3 sessions
PhD-4 years; 5 years direct-entry
MASc-6 Sessions
MSc-3 sessions
PhD-4 years; 5 years direct-entry
​​1. All applicants must meet the School of Graduate Studies English Language Proficiency requirements​. 
2. For more information on admission requirements, please review the program’s SGS Calendar entry: www.sgs.utoronto.ca/calendar