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Earth and Atmospheric Sciences [Graduate]

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Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
1-26 Earth Sciences Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E3
E-mail: EAS.Inquiries@ualberta.ca

General Information

The Department offers the following graduate degree programs:

  • Master of Science (MSc) in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Master of Science (MSc) in Integrated Petroleum Geosciences (in conjunction with the Department of Physics)
  • Thesis-based Master of Arts (MA) in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences with specialization in Human Geography
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences with specialization in Human Geography
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences with specialization in Urban and Regional Planning

Active research fields, which are listed on the Department’s website (www.ualberta.ca/eas), 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.

The Department will approve only thesis topics which lie within the research expertise of one or more of its faculty members.

The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences has research laboratories, instructional facilities, and technical support for numerous graduate students.

Entrance Requirements

The Department’s minimum admission requirements are a relevant undergraduate degree with an average of 3.0 in the last two years of undergraduate work (or graduate work) at the University of Alberta, or an equivalent qualification from a recognized institution, and a TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 88 (Internet-based), where applicable (see English Language Requirement ).

Financial Assistance

In addition to scholarships administered by the University, a number of graduate assistantships and discipline specific scholarships are awarded by the Department.

Graduate Courses

Graduate course descriptions can be found in Course Listings , under the following subject headings:

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS)
Human Geography and Planning (HGP)
Integrated Petroleum Geosciences (IPG)
Paleontology (PALEO)

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