Earth and Environmental Sciences

Faculty of Science

Master of Science (MSc)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Dalhousie University offers MSc and PhD programs in a variety of fields. Co-operation with the Geological Survey of Canada (Atlantic) at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography and the Oceanography Department (Dalhousie) enhances their research strength in Marine Geology, mainly carried out through the Department’s Centre for Marine Geology. The Department is actively involved in the Ocean Drilling Program (the Canadian Secretariat for this program is in the Department) and with International Geological Correlation Programs.

Fields of Study

  • Marine geology and geophysics
  • Appalachian geology
  • Isotope geology
  • Economic geology
  • Petrology
  • Geochemistry and mineralogy
  • Geophysics
  • Sedimentology
  • Micropaleontology and coastal sedimentation
  • Structural geology
  • Metamorphism
  • Tectonics
  • Hydrology
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Climate change

Admission Requirements

Candidates must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Contact Information

Subject Code: ERTH
Tel: 902-494-2358
Address: Room 3006, Life Sciences Centre,
Halifax, NS, Canada, B3H 4J1
Graduate Coordinator: Yana Fedortchouk
Graduate Coordinator Tel: 902-494-8432
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