Master of Science in Integrated Petroleum Geosciences (IPG)


The Integrated Petroleum Geosciences (IPG) program provides advanced training in geology and geophysics for students preparing to enter the oil and gas industry. This is a joint program of the Departments of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and Physics.

This one-year full-time program emphasizes cross-disciplinary training and the teamwork that characterizes modern oil and gas exploration and development. Students take a common set of courses in geology, geophysics, petrophysics and petroleum engineering, and additional graduate courses on topics of interest. 

Applicants must hold a recognized undergraduate degree in an Earth Science subject (e.g., Geology, Geophysics, Earth Sciences) or equivalent.


Applications open October 15th and run until the following April 15th. For Chinese and Nigerian applicants, applications must be fully completed, submitted and paid for by March 15th to be considered. Applications from citizens of these two nations received after this date are subject to rejection. Application fees, including those submitted after the March 15, cannot be refunded.


The IPG program offers one (1) intake a year into the Fall term. The Fall term begins September 1st. Any successful applicants who are unable to attend in their intake year must inform the department at by September 15th of their intake year.

"Students graduating from the IPG will be well positioned to become immediately valuable to the corporations who hire them: the integration of geology and geophysics and the introduction of petroleum engineering topics drive both technical excellence and better decision making capability. Students with the IPG MSc designation will be highly sought after by the industry."

Ken Lueers
Sr. Vice President, Western Canada Gas
ConocoPhillips Canada