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Earth Sciences and Physics

Earth Sciences and Physics: Introduction

​​​​​Lead Faculty

Arts and​ Science

Participating Degree Programs

Earth Sciences—MSc, PhD
Physics—MSc, PhD

Overview

The graduate programs listed above participate in the Collaborative Specialization in Earth Sciences and Physics. These programs foster graduate education in those areas of study that overlap traditional departmental boundaries.

Upon successful completion of the degree requirements of the participating home department and the collaborative specialization, students receive the notation “Completed Collaborative Sspecialization in Earth Sciences and Physics” on their transcript and parchment.

Contact and Address ​

Web: www.es.utoronto.ca/programs/graduate
Email: bailey@geology.utoronto.ca
Telephone: (416) 978-3231
Fax: (416) 978-7606

Collaborative Specialization in Earth Sciences and Physics
c/o R. C. Bailey
University of Toronto
McLennan Physical Laboratories
Room 501, 60 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A7
Canada

Earth Sciences and Physics: Master's Level

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants who wish to enrol in the collaborative specialization must apply to and be admitted to both a graduate degree program in one of the collaborating departments, this being either Earth Sciences or Physics, and to the collaborative specialization. Note that MSc students enrolled in option I in Physics or in the course-only option in Earth Sciences are not eligible to enrol in the collaborative specialization.

  • Applicants must submit a supplementary brief application form, available from either the home department or collaborative specialization office, to the collaborative specialization director.

  • Normal deadlines apply for application to the School of Graduate Studies. Students who have already been admitted to one of the two home departments may apply to the collaborative specialization until October 1.

Specialization Requirements

  • Students must meet all respective degree requirements of the School of Graduate Studies, the home department, and the collaborative specialization.

  • The MSc research, thesis, and thesis defence requirements are the same as those of the home department.

  • The MSc will normally require work equivalent to 5.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • ​the core course GLG 1101H (0.5 FCE)

    • two lecture courses in Earth Sciences (1.0 FCE)

    • two lecture courses in Physics (1.0 FCE)

    • a supervised research project in the field of geophysics or the overlap area of physics and earth sciences (3.0 FCEs).

  • The supervised research project and associated report or thesis will be completed under the regulations of the home department.

  • Students are expected to attend the regular seminar series of both the Earth Sciences Department and the Geophysics Lab in the Physics Department and to participate in the graduate student seminar programs of both the Earth Sciences Department and the Geophysics Lab.

  • Requirements are normally completed within 12 months of entry to the collaborative specialization.

Earth Sciences and Physics: Doctoral Level

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants who wish to enrol in the collaborative specialization must apply to and be admitted to both a graduate degree program in one of the collaborating departments, this being either Earth Sciences or Physics, and to the collaborative specialization.

  • Applicants must submit a supplementary brief application form, available from either the home department or collaborative specialization office, to the collaborative specialization director.

  • Normal deadlines for application to the School of Graduate Studies apply. Students who have already been admitted to one of the two home departments may apply to the collaborative specialization until October 1.

Specialization Requirements

  • Students must meet all respective degree requirements of the School of Graduate Studies, the home department, and the collaborative specialization.

  • The PhD research, thesis, and thesis defence requirements are the same as those of the home department.

  • The lecture course requirements are the Earth Sciences graduate seminar course in addition to the course req​uirements of the home department, and at least 1.0 full-course equivalent (FCE) in the non-home department.

  • The student's research supervisor will normally be a faculty member in the student's home department, unless an explicit exception is approved by both departments.