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Geology (M.Sc.)

Expand and specialize your geoscience skills

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Further your knowledge in Earth Sciences through a comprehensive MSc program that includes theoretical study, research, as well as lab and field experience. Develop your geoscience skills and toolkit and contribute to ground-breaking research, from the formulation of a thesis problem to its solution.

The Harquail School of Earth Sciences and its Mineral Exploration Research Centre (MERC) are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and analytical instruments, allowing students and researchers to conduct cutting-edge research. View the complete list of our lab equipment and learn about our analytical capabilities, or take a virtual tour of our featured analytical instruments and Laurentian University campus via our ArcGIS StoryMap!

Choose a specialization based on your interests and our areas of expertise. Our renowned faculty are leaders in their sub-disciplines, recognized through international and national awards.

Research areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Ore deposit geology
  • Volcanology
  • Structural geology
  • Sedimentology
  • Paleontology
  • Mineralogy
  • Igneous and metamorphic petrology
  • Geophysics
  • 3D computer modeling

MSc applicants are encouraged to choose their own specialization, or consider pursuing a funded research project. View a list of available funded projects on the Harquail School of Earth Sciences Careers page.


  Laurentian University Universit? Laurentienne Harquail School of Earth Sciences ?cole des sciences de la terre       Mineral Exploration Research Centre     Canada Mining Innovation Council

Éléments clés

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Take advantage of an impressive array of analytical instruments and technology, allowing you to conduct cutting-edge research that aligns with industry standards.
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The Harquail School of Earth Sciences is ranked #1 in Canada in National Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) funding in economic geology and in applied geophysics. Laurentian University is #1 in Ontario in mining and mineral processing research.
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Travel nationally and internationally - into the field and to geology & mining conventions - while being based in a world-renowned mining and innovation hub, filled with networking opportunities.

Perspectives de carrière

Graduates of the M.Sc. program at Laurentian are specialized for professional careers including:

  • exploration geologist
  • geophysicist
  • geoscience consultant
  • government, academic or researcher
  • planetary scientist
  • science communicator, for example in a museum or science centre
  • analytical laboratory technologist
  • specialist in 3D computer modeling and geostatistics
  • mining and commodities researcher, financial analyst, or investment banker

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Membres du corps professoral

Alessandro Ielpi

Alessandro Ielpi

Harquail School of Earth Sciences
Pedro Jugo

Pedro Jugo

Harquail School of Earth Sciences
Daniel Kontak

Daniel Kontak

Harquail School of Earth Sciences
Bruno Lafrance

Bruno Lafrance

Harquail School of Earth Sciences
Andrew McDonald

Andrew McDonald

Harquail School of Earth Sciences
Mostafa Naghizadeh

Mostafa Naghizadeh

Harquail School of Earth Sciences
Stéphane Perrouty

Stéphane Perrouty

Harquail School of Earth Sciences
Ross Sherlock

Ross Sherlock

Harquail School of Earth Sciences
Richard Smith

Richard Smith

Harquail School of Earth Sciences
Douglas Tinkham

Douglas Tinkham

Harquail School of Earth Sciences
Elizabeth Turner

Elizabeth Turner

Harquail School of Earth Sciences