IPG: Basic Requirements

  • Students must take 8 (*3) core courses and 4 (*3) optional courses.
  • The core courses include the Seminar/Field Trip course (IPG 610) and the Independent Research Course (*6). All core courses are designated by the prefix IPG.
  • The optional courses will be offered by the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (prefix EAS), the Department of Physics (prefix GEOPH) (see Appendix C). The optional courses chosen will be decided by discussion between the applicant and the Director of the IPG program.
  • The program, summarized in Appendix C, requires a minimum of *36 (12 *3 single-term courses or equivalent), that includes the following:
    • Eight core courses (*3)
    • Four optional courses (*3),
    • In addition, all students must complete the mandatory FGSR Research Skills and Ethics training module.
    • Students may be required to take additional courses as determined by the IPG Program Director.

Entrance Requirements

  • Applicants must hold a recognized undergraduate degree in an Earth Science subject (e.g., Geology, Geophysics, Earth Sciences) or equivalent.
  • All applicants must meet the normal standards for entry to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) as specified by FGSR
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  • In addition to the recommendation of the Departments of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and Physics, applicants are recommended for admission subject to approval of the Integrated Petroleum Geoscience (IPG) program.

Additional Regulations

  • Students, once admitted to the MSc program in IPG, cannot transfer to the thesis-based MSc or PhD in the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences program without first completing the IPG program.
  • Progression into the Winter Term is contingent on attainment of a satisfactory GPA (2.7 as defined by FGSR) at the end of the Fall Term.
  • Students will not be allowed to take the Independent Research Project (IPG 601A/B) until they have successfully completed all other required and optional courses (total of *36) and achieved a GPA that meets the standards set by FGSR (2.7 GPA).