University of Manitoba - Faculty of Graduate Studies

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Earth Sciences (Pre-Master's)

University of Manitoba - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty:Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources
Degree:Not Applicable
Field of Study:Geology/Earth Science, General
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:1 Year(s)


The Department of Earth Sciences in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources is recognized worldwide as one of Canada's leading geoscience departments. Our faculty members have garnered numerous university, national, and international awards in recognition of their research contributions, excellence in teaching, outreach activities, and commitment to the geoscientific community. Graduate students in the Department of Earth Sciences enter a vibrant scientific culture and find themselves in a department with a strong sense of identity and community.

Applicants to the MSc program whose academic standing qualifies them for graduate work, but whose previous education did not include topics essential to the area of research they wish to pursue may be offered the opportunity to remedy these deficiencies during a one-year Pre-master’s program of study. The Pre-master’s program will normally include a minimum of 18 credit hours.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    The normal entry requirement is the equivalent of an honours BSc degree in earth sciences from the University of Manitoba. Students with honours degrees in related disciplines may be accepted by the Graduate Admissions Committee providing their planned degree program involves studies in the earth sciences. Applicants require a GPA of 3.0 (B or equivalent) in the last two full years (60 credit hours) of study.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on November 11, 2022