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2500 University Dr. NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4 Canada
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Graduate Studies in Geoscience


  • The Department of Geoscience offers an excellent program for graduate and undergraduate training and has many excellent and world renowned research groups.
  • The Department has about thirty-seven full-time professors, nineteen adjunct professors, eight administrative staff and twelve technical staff.
  • About 200 Ph.D. and M.Sc. graduate students are currently enrolled in the Departrment.
  • Contact Information: Geoscience

The University of Calgary, through the Faculty of Graduate Studies, offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in most areas of geology, geophysics, and hydrology. The varied research interests of the faculty provide opportunities for a wide range of graduate research topics as well as collaborative projects with faculty who have different specialties.


The Department of Geoscience offers three graduate programs - MSc (course-based), MSc (thesis-based) and PhD (thesis-based) - find out which graduate program will fit your research interests!

Fees and Funding

Learn important information on funding your degree. The Department of Geoscience offers some funding through Teaching Assistantships, as well as Awards and Scholarships offered through the department and the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Prospective Students

If you are considering joining us as a student in the Department of Geoscience, this section is for you. Here you will find information on degree requirements, financing your studies, and how to apply to our programs.

Current Students

If you are currently a student in the Department of Geoscience, here is information especially for you. Here you will find information on graduate courses, professionalization, and scholarship opportunities, among other things. 

Other Resources

Find out about more general information that applies to all graduate students. Here you will find links to student and supervisor handbooks, connections to the Graduate Students' Association, and other resources available to graduate students at the University of Calgary.