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The Department offers multiple degree programs in the disciplines of Atmospheric Sciences, Geological Sciences, Geophysics, Oceanography and Geological Engineering. Over 40 faculty members are actively conducting research and supervise graduate students.

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Our faculty research is as diverse as it is respected.

Explore degree and program options

Choose from over ten MSc, MASc, MEng, and PhD programs. You can also check out the UBC Vancouver Academic Calendar for more information: 

How to Apply

    Please visit the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for a comprehensive overview of the application process.


Ensure you meet UBC's minimum entrance requirements for students with international and domestic qualifications before applying.

Required Application Documents

  1. Online Application Form
    A Campus Wide Login (CWL) is required and an online application fee applies.
  2. Three Reference Letters
  3. Two Official Copies of All Post-Secondary Transcripts
  4. Test of English Language (if applicable)
  5. GRE Scores (optional)

Finding a Supervisor

Applicants must specify a desired research supervisor(s) as part of their application. Browse our faculty directory to seek out supervisors whose research interests align with your own and establish contact with your prospective supervisor(s) before adding them to your application. Only faculty with the following titles are eligible to supervise you: Professor, Associate Professor, or Assistant Professor. 


Please visit the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for our admissions deadlines.