Program Requirements

 Entrance Requirements

Additional Regulations
  • Students cannot use IPG program admission to transfer to the thesis-based MSc or PhD in the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences program
  • Progression into the Winter Term is contingent on attainment of a satisfactory GPA (2.7 as defined by GPS (formerly 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 GPS (formerly FGSR) (2.7 GPA).

Degree 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 (IPG 601A/B; *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),
    • All courses with the exception of the IPG 610 seminar are graded A through F. The IPG 610 seminar is graded pass-fail.
    • In addition, all students must complete the mandatory GPS (formerly FGSR) Research Skills and Ethics training module.
    • Students may be required to take additional courses as determined by the IPG Program Director.