Study at CPSX



CPSX research team on Victoria Island investigating reports of a new suspected meteorite impact crater.

At CPSX we offer an undergraduate Minor and graduate M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs.  Our undergraduate Minor in Space Science and Exploration runs in conjunction with the Earth Sciences Department. Our collaborative graduate program allows students to study a range of topics within planetary and space science and exploration, with supervisors from Faculties and Departments across campus.


CPSX students work mission control for a lunar analogue mission.

We provide opportunities to gain hands-on experience working at planetary analogue field sites, on planetary analogue missions, on real space missions, and in the laboratory, on a variety of research themes. In addition to our undergraduate and graduate level courses, we provide training to government and space industry employees, and Canadian astronauts.

Our courses feature classroom, laboratory, and field-based learning environments. Examples of courses include an intensive interdisciplinary 7-day Short Course in Planetary Science (mandatory for all new graduate students), and a Planetary Science Fieldschool, with an emphasis on comparative planetology through the study of terrestrial analogues.


Please take the time to explore our undergraduate and graduate programs and feel free to contact us at:

Phone: (519) 661-2111 ext. 88508