Western University - School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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Planetary Science (Collaborative Program) (M.Sc.)

Western University - School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Faculty:Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration
Field of Study:Planetary Astronomy and Science
Thesis Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)


The Western Institute for Earth and Space Exploration hosts the only planetary science graduate collaborative specialization in Canada. This specialization emphasizes original student research; small group discussion of literature and current developments; an interdisciplinary approach; and hands-on experience gained through laboratory and/or field work. Graduates of this specialization have gone on to careers in industry, government and academia.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Admission Requirements:
    ▪ Prospective students must apply to the graduate program in their department of interest and then specify Planetary Science.
    ▪ Preferential consideration will be given to applicants with a demonstrated interest in Planetary Science as indicated by prior course work, research or involvement in space-related student groups.

    * 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 19, 2022