Earth & Space Science

About Program Degrees Offered and Application Requirements

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

You’ll join a group of students from a wide range of backgrounds, including physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science and engineering. 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.

You’ll have access to specialized research facilities that include: 30-cm and 60-cm telescopes; CCD cameras; ultra high vacuum chambers; mass spectrometers; high bandwidth transient digitizers; lock-in amplifiers and a variety of lasers including YAG, excimer, argon ion and stabilized ring dye lasers.

State-of-the-art laboratories include the CRESS Space Instrumentation Laboratory, the GeoICT (Geospatial Information and Communication Technology) Lab and computing facilities associated with the project A Community Approach to Multiscale Air Quality Modelling and Forecasting.

You’ll have the opportunity to join a number of atmospheric science research projects conducted in collaboration with the Meteorological Service of Canada and groups from other universities, while space science projects such as Phoenix, OSIRIS on Odin 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, psychology, remote sensing and space observations.

MSc

Program Description

Program Components (including coursework)
  • Thesis AND
  • Oral examination OR
  • Course work only
Average Program Length
  • Full-time - 2 year(s)
  • Admission Requirements

    Offered
    • Fall Entry - available as a full-time OR part-time program
    • Winter Entry - available as a full-time OR part-time program
    • Summer Entry - available as a full-time OR part-time program
    Application Deadline(s)
    February 14, 2018 (Full-time Entry - Fall entry only)
    February 14, 2018 (Part-time Entry - Fall entry only)
    July 11, 2018 (Full-time Entry - Winter entry only)
    July 11, 2018 (Part-time Entry - Winter entry only)
    September 12, 2018 (Full-time Entry - Summer entry only)
    September 12, 2018 (Part-time Entry - Summer entry only)
    Language Requirements
    Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)550
    Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)79-80
    IELTS (Academic Module)6.5
    York English Language Test (YELT)Band 6
    YUELILevel 6 with Pass
    MELABOverall score of 80, no component score less than 80
    CAELOverall score of 60, no component score less than 60
    Minimum CPE ScoreC1
    Minimum CAE ScoreC
    Number of Recommendations Required
    2
    Other Requirement(s)

    Applicants to PhD program must submit Statement of Interest

    Because the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of positions available, meeting our minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.
    We encourage all applicants to submit complete documentation (including those submitted via MyFile - supplementary applications and referee recommendations) within two weeks of the application deadline. Review the Admissions process for timing.

    Completed Application Package means:

    1. Use York University's graduate studies online application
    2. Upload the required and supplementary documents and materials permitted for submission through MyFile. All other required documentation submitted by mail must be sent in a single package.
    Exception: official transcripts sent to York directly from previous educational institutions. Official transcripts must come directly from, and bear the unbroken seal of, the issuing institution.
    Mail or courier completed application package to:
    Mail

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    P.O. Box GA2300
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    Courier

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    W322 Bennett Centre for Student Services
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    PhD

    Program Description

    Program Components (including coursework)
    • Course work AND
    • Dissertation AND
    • Oral examination
    Average Program Length
  • Full-time - 4 year(s)
  • Admission Requirements

    Offered
    • Fall Entry - available as a full-time OR part-time program
    • Winter Entry - available as a full-time OR part-time program
    • Summer Entry - available as a full-time OR part-time program
    Application Deadline(s)
    February 14, 2018 (Full-time Entry - Fall entry only)
    February 14, 2018 (Part-time Entry - Fall entry only)
    July 11, 2018 (Full-time Entry - Winter entry only)
    July 11, 2018 (Part-time Entry - Winter entry only)
    September 12, 2018 (Full-time Entry - Summer entry only)
    September 12, 2018 (Part-time Entry - Summer entry only)
    Language Requirements
    Minimum TOEFL (Paper-based)550
    Minimum TOEFL (Internet-based)79-80
    IELTS (Academic Module)6.5
    York English Language Test (YELT)Band 6
    YUELILevel 6 with Pass
    MELABOverall score of 80, no component score less than 80
    CAELOverall score of 60, no component score less than 60
    Minimum CPE ScoreC1
    Minimum CAE ScoreC
    Number of Recommendations Required
    2
    Other Requirement(s)

    Applicants to PhD program must submit Statement of Interest

    Because the number of applicants greatly exceeds the number of positions available, meeting our minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.
    We encourage all applicants to submit complete documentation (including those submitted via MyFile - supplementary applications and referee recommendations) within two weeks of the application deadline. Review the Admissions process for timing.

    Completed Application Package means:

    1. Use York University's graduate studies online application
    2. Upload the required and supplementary documents and materials permitted for submission through MyFile. All other required documentation submitted by mail must be sent in a single package.
    Exception: official transcripts sent to York directly from previous educational institutions. Official transcripts must come directly from, and bear the unbroken seal of, the issuing institution.
    Mail or courier completed application package to:
    Mail

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    P.O. Box GA2300
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3

    Courier

    York University
    Office of Graduate Admissions

    W322 Bennett Centre for Student Services
    4700 Keele Street
    Toronto, ON
    Canada M3J 1P3