University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research

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School:University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Faculty:Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Field of Study:Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Description:The Department offers the degrees of Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MSc), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences in conjunction with the Department of Physics also offers a course-based Master of Science (MSc) degree in Integrated Petroleum Geosciences.
URL:Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Areas of Research:Active research fields include aqueous and sedimentary geochemistry; Arctic environments; atmosphere and ocean modelling; basin analysis; biogeography; carbonate sedimentology; clastic sedimentology; climatology; community, health and environment; diamond geology; economic geology; environmental values, attitudes and behaviors; environmental chemistry; environmental geology; experimental petrology; fluvial and glacial geomorphology; geochemistry; geochronology; geographic information systems; geomicrobiology; geotectonics; glaciology, glacier hydrology and glacier chemistry; global change; hot-springs; human-environment interactions; human dimensions of environmental hazards; hydrogeology; ichnology; igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic petrology; invertebrate and vertebrate paleontology; isotope geology; marine icing; meso-scale meteorology; metalliferous mineral deposits; microclimatology; micrometeorology; micropaleontology; mineralogy; paleolimnology; paleoecology of siliceous microfossils; periglacial geomorphology; petroleum geology; physical oceanography, paleoceanography and numerical model development; planetary geology; Precambrian palaeoenvironments; qualitative research methods; Quaternary palaeoenvironments; remote sensing; sedimentology; stratigraphy; structural geology; tectonics; and volcanology.
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,645

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*77

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    At minimum, applicants require an appropriate previous degree or its academic equivalent from an academic institution recognized by the University of Alberta with a 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 scale on the most recent two years of full-time study.

    Test Scores:
    • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * 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 October 07, 2019