EASC`s Graduate Program

The Earth Sciences consist of a variety of disciplines which investigate the geological, geochemical, and geophysical processes which shape our planet. The Department of Earth Sciences at Simon Fraser University offers both M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees, which emphasize field-based research in both surficial and bedrock geoscience.

The diverse expertise of the faculty and adjunct professors permits a variety of research possibilities which include studies of earth surface processes, geological hazards, environmental geoscience, surficial and Quaternary geology, petroleum geology, glaciology, siliciclastic sedimentology/facies analysis, ichnology, genetic stratigraphy, hydrogeology, volcanology, petrology, tectonics, geophysics and geochemistry.

Need more information?

The Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies has a very informative home page which provides comprehensive information about Graduate Studies opportunities, policies, procedures and regulations at Simon Fraser University.

If your questions aren't answered in the EASC Grad Studies Handbook or from the Dean's office, or if you have questions regarding the specific Earth Sciences application process, please contact the Earth Sciences Graduate Secretary.

Questions regarding specific research areas/interests should be directed to the individual faculty members.  Prospective graduate students are also strongly encouraged to contact current grad students to get an insider's view of our graduate program, SFU and life in the Vancouver area.