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Graduate Programs

The Harquail School of Earth Sciences offers a MSc in Geology degree and a PhD in Mineral Deposits and Precambrian Geology degree. Program objectives, admission requirements, and program requirements are described on the pages below. For additional information or assistance, please contact hes@laurentian.ca or reach out to the respective program coordinator found on the contact us page.


The North's Advantage

Laurentian University is located in Sudbury, along the southern margin of one of the world's largest, oldest, and best-preserved meteorite impact structures, with easy access to a wide variety of other geological environments in northern Ontario and northeastern Quebec, including supergiant magmatic nickel-copper-platinum group element deposits in the Sudbury Basin, giant volcanic-associated massive copper-zinc-lead sulfide systems in the Timmins and Noranda areas, the world-class gold systems in the Timmins and Kirkland Lake areas, superbly-preserved Archean volcanic and sedimentary rocks in the Abitibi greenstone belt, the Grenville metamorphic terrain, and Lower to Middle Paleozoic marine sedimentary sequences on Manitoulin Island.

This wide diversity of geological environments offers unparalleled opportunities for field-based instruction and research in economic geology, mineralogy, volcanology, igneous petrology, metamorphic petrology, sedimentology, and environmental geology. In addition to those areas, HES and MERC researchers are also conducting field-based research in most Canadian provinces and territories, including the far north, and in many other areas around the globe. This work is supplemented by a wide range of experimental, laboratory, and theoretical studies.


Research Areas

HES offers unparalleled opportunities for undergraduate and graduate studies in ore deposits, structural geology, geophysics, mineralogy, igneous and metamorphic petrology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, paleontology and environmental geosciences.

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