Lakehead University

Lakehead University Faculty of Graduate Studies



Lakehead University, 955 Oliver Road

955 Oliver Road

Thunder Bay, ON




Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.Sc. - Geology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The M.Sc. program in geology is normally taken as a full-time study program over two academic years but many students have successfully completed their studies in less time. In addition part-time studies may be spread over a longer time period and we actively encourage applications from practicing geologists wishing to update their qualifications. Students normally possess an Honours degree in Geology or its equivalent, but candidates with related scientific backgrounds have been admitted in the past and proved successful. Examples of alternative suitable undergraduate training might be chemistry, physics, environmental science, physical geography, archeological science and geotechnical engineering. The department has specializations in the broad areas of petrochemistry and tectonophysics which have included projects in: petrology, mineralogy, geochemistry, structural geology, strain analysis, mapping, tectonics, sedimentation, economic geology, paleomagnetism and experimental rock deformation and strength testing. At least 30% of our MSc students proceed to PhD studies and most have published their research in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Fieldwork has taken place in all parts of Canada, including the high Arctic as well as overseas, e.g., in Cyprus.


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