University of Manitoba - Faculty of Graduate Studies

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Earth Sciences (PhD)

University of Manitoba - Faculty of Graduate Studies

Faculty:Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources
Field of Study:Geology/Earth Science, General
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:4 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.


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 MSc in earth sciences. Students with MSc degrees in related fields may be accepted by the Graduate Admissions Committee providing their planned degree program involves studies in the earth sciences.

    Direct entry into the PhD program from an honours bachelor’s degree is permitted only for outstanding students (GPA well above 3.0 in the last two full years of undergraduate study). This route is at the discretion of the Graduate Admissions Committee and is intended only for those students that the committee considers adequately prepared for immediate PhD-level studies. Students applying should have 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