Earth & Space Science

Earth & Space Science

Earth & Space Science is a multidisciplinary research program associated with the Centre for Research in Earth & Space Science (CRESS).

The graduate program provides postgraduate instruction and research experience for graduate students working towards either MSc or PhD degrees. You will join a group of students from a wide range of backgrounds, including engineering, physics, chemistry, mathematics, and computer science.  Opportunities for interdisciplinary research arise partly due to the program’s proximity to the departments of Physics & Astronomy, Engineering, and part of the Chemistry department.

Research laboratories include world-leading facilities for space engineering and planetary exploration, remote sensing, high-precision positioning and navigation, geospatial information technology, atmospheric measurements, simulations and climate modelling.

You’ll have the opportunity to join a number of atmospheric science research projects conducted in collaboration with Environment and Climate Change Canada and groups from other universities, while space science projects such as OSIRIS-REx, Phoenix, and SWIFT involve collaboration with local companies (MDA, Teledyne Optech, EMS technologies, etc.) as well as the Canadian Space Agency, ESA, NASA and JPL.

Conduct your research through the exploration of atmospheric modelling, chemistry, computer science, earth science geomatics, mathematics, physics and astronomy, remote sensing and space observations.

Degrees Offered


MSc


Program Length (Full-time)

2 year(s)


Program Component(s)

  • Thesis
  • AND Oral examination
  • OR Course work only


Minimum Required GPA

B


Fall Entry

  • Full-time

Deadline - Fall (All Applicants)

2022-01-15


Winter Entry

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Deadline - Winter (All Applicants)

2021-08-15


Summer Entry

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Deadline - Summer (All Applicants)

2021-11-15

English Proficiency Requirement

Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)550
Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)79-80
IELTS (Academic Module)6.5
YUELIAcademic Program Level 9 with Pass
YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP)Graduate with Pass
CAELOverall score of 60, no component score less than 60
Minimum CPE ScoreC1
Minimum CAE ScoreC
Duolingo115
PTE Academic60

PhD


Program Length (Full-time)

4 year(s)


Program Component(s)

  • Dissertation
  • AND Oral examination


Minimum Required GPA

B


Fall Entry

  • Full-time

Deadline - Fall (All Applicants)

2022-01-15


Winter Entry

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Deadline - Winter (All Applicants)

2021-08-15


Summer Entry

  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Deadline - Summer (All Applicants)

2021-11-15

English Proficiency Requirement

Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)550
Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)79-80
IELTS (Academic Module)6.5
YUELIAcademic Program Level 9 with Pass
YUELI Graduate Studies Preparation Program (GSPP)Graduate with Pass
CAELOverall score of 60, no component score less than 60
Minimum CPE ScoreC1
Minimum CAE ScoreC
Duolingo115
PTE Academic60

Additional Admission Requirements

Required Forms

Supplementary Information Form (Accessed through MyFile;)

Number of Recommendation(s)

  • 2 recommendation(s)

Other Requirements

  • MSC
    • Referee List
  • Applicants to the PhD program must submit:
    • Statement of Interest
    • Resumé or CV
    • Referee List

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Common Questions:

Depending on the graduate program, York University graduate funding can be designed to cover most of your tuition, offer employment and/or Faculty enhanced funding awards. In addition, each York University graduate student is eligible to receive up to $2000 in funding to support research/scholarly activity through the Academic Excellence Fund. Funding packages are not designed to cover the cost of rent, utilities, transportation, or food.
Absolutely. Please indicate in your statement of interest you are not seeking a funding package. To note, you will be responsible for not only funding the cost of your degree, but also the cost of living in the Greater Toronto Area for the length of your degree.
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