Expand and specialize your geoscience skills
Further your knowledge in Earth Sciences through a comprehensive MSc program that includes theoretical study, research, as well as lab and field experience. Develop your geoscience skills and toolkit and contribute to ground-breaking research, from the formulation of a thesis problem to its solution.
The Harquail School of Earth Sciences and its Mineral Exploration Research Centre (MERC) are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and analytical instruments, allowing students and researchers to conduct cutting-edge research. View the complete list of our lab equipment and learn about our analytical capabilities, or take a virtual tour of our featured analytical instruments and Laurentian University campus via our ArcGIS StoryMap!
Choose the specialization based on your interests from our faculty who are recognized internationally, who have won reputable awards and are leaders in their respective sub-disciplines.
Research areas range widely from ore deposit geology, volcanology, structural geology, sedimentology, paleontology, mineralogy, igneous and metamorphic petrology, geophysics, 3D computer modeling, to environmental geoscience, pedology and bioremediation.
Choose a specialization based on your interests and our areas of expertise. Our renowned faculty are leaders in their sub-disciplines, recognized through international and national awards.
Research areas include, but are not limited to:
- Ore deposit geology
- Structural geology
- Igneous and metamorphic petrology
- 3D computer modeling
MSc applicants are encouraged to choose their own specialization, or consider pursuing a funded research project. View a list of available funded projects on the Harquail School of Earth Sciences Careers page.
Graduates of the M.Sc. program at Laurentian are specialized for professional careers including:
- exploration geologist
- geoscience consultant
- government, academic or researcher
- planetary scientist
- science communicator, for example in a museum or science centre
- analytical laboratory technologist
- specialist in 3D computer modeling and geostatistics
- mining and commodities researcher, financial analyst, or investment banker
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