Western Graduate & Postdoctoral  Studies

Geophysics

Master of Science (MSc (course-based))



Program Websites


Program Contact

Jen Heidenheim (es-ugrd-grd-coordinator@uwo.ca)
Academic Program Coordinator

Department of Earth Sciences

Western University
Biological & Geological Sciences Building Rm 1026
London, Ontario N6A 5B7

t. 519-661-2111 ext. 84523
f. 519-661-3198

The course-based Masters in Geophysics (M. Geophys.) is designed to meet the growing demand in industry for highly-trained applied geophysicists. The course-based Masters students are an important component of Resource Geoscience Western, an endeavor that we are pursuing in collaboration with Industry Partners and which places us at the forefront of Earth Sciences in Canada across a broad range of applied Earth Science disciplines.

Times to Completion

  • 3 Terms (1 year)

Curriculum Options

  • Full-time study
  • Course-based

Funding Details

Applicants (domestic and international) are encouraged to apply for the following scholarships:

Admission Requirements

  • Four-year degree in science, engineering, math, computer science, geography, or a related discipline from an accredited university.
  • Achieved at least a 75% average over the last two years of the Bachelor's degree.

Additional Requirements

  • Scans of transcripts from all post-secondary study completed.
  • A CV or resume.
  • Statement of Intent for graduate study.
  • Contact information for three referees, who will be asked to complete confidential letters of reference online.

Test Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language:

We can offer a waiver of the English proficiency test when the applicant has completed at least one year of study at an accredited university where English is the medium of instruction. Waivers are not guaranteed and are judged on a case-by-case basis.

Application Deadline(s)

Domestic and International Applicants:

  • Deadline is January 24 for a September 1 start date. We do not offer January or May admission to the one-year MSc.

Students can be accepted who apply after the January 24 deadline in exceptional circumstances. Please visit the department website for more information.

Fields of Research

  • Earth and Planetary Systems
  • Earth Evolution: Surface, Life and Climate
  • Resource Geoscience
  • Tectonic Processes and Crustal Dynamics