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Master of Science in Forestry (Thesis-Based) Lakehead University - Thunder Bay Campus Lakehead University - Thunder Bay Campus, Canada

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CAD 22999

Annual Tuition Fee

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*Subject to change and other fees
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CAD 125

Application Fee

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24 months

Duration

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6.5

IELTS

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80

TOEFL

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75%

Min GPA

Program Overview

The MScF Thesis-Based program is a research-oriented degree designed to give graduates a firm foundation in the process of scientific inquiry. Most research projects and internships are undertaken in one or more of the biophysical forest sciences, but social science research may also be undertaken. Research projects and internships are designed jointly by the student, a Research Supervisor at the location of the internship and the faculty member who serves as the student's Faculty Supervisor.

 Students normally complete all requirements within six terms (2 years) of continuous registration.

The MScF Course-Based (non-thesis) option requirements are 2.5 FCE required courses (including domestic or international field school), 1.5 FCE  elective courses, and an internship that is equivalent to 1.0 FCE for a total of 5 FCEs over three semesters (12-months).

Students will also participate in Field School, joining the existing initiatives offered to HBEM and HBScF students – either in a Canadian setting or International, and take a capstone course (0.5 FCE) in Professional Communication in the second semester.

The emphasis of the Course-Based offering of the MScF will be professionalism, communication and planning at a strategic level beyond basic natural resources management.  

Students in the course-based option complete a research internship designed jointly by the student, a Research Supervisor at the location of the internship and the faculty member who serves as the student's Faculty Supervisor.  The research internship will be closely coordinated by the Faculty and may involve local, regional, national as well as international collaborators. Students normally must complete all requirements within three terms (1 year) of continuous registration.

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Additional Information

Program Level Master's Degree

College/University Processing Time 28 Days

Program Format Full-Time

Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) work permit

Program Intake

Closed

Jan 2024, May 2024, Sep 2024

General Admission Requirement

  • IELTS
    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.5 - With No Band Less Than - 6
  • TOEFL
    • Minimum Overall Score - 80 - With no score less than - 19
  • PTE
    • Minimum Overall Score - 58 - With no score less than - 50
  • DUOLINGO
    • Minimum Overall Score - 110.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have undergraduate degree in Natural Resources Management, related science or an allied discipline. Students lacking the appropriate background will be required to complete additional courses (e.g. up to 1 FCE at the undergraduate level) to cover deficiencies.

6.5 IELTS Score
80 TOEFL Score Minimum Overall Score
58 PTE Score Minimum Overall Score
110 Duolingo Minimum Overall Score
75% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

The values given below are estimated figures, excluding extra charges like material fee, student activity fees, athletic fees, health care, etc., for courses. To know more, please visit the Programs page.

Average Tuition Fee Per Year

22999

Tuition Fee
(CAD)

CAD 125

Application Fee
(CAD)

12000 Per year

Average Cost of Living
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Scholarships

Scholarship

Under Graduate Entrance Scholarship:

Non-Canadian citizens who are entering Lakehead University from a high school, or who are transferring from an international college or university, will be considered for the Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships. The scholarship is available to the top international students applying to Lakehead University for 2024-2025.

International Entrance Scholarships 2024-2025 automatically considered. No scholarship application is required.
 

Academic Average
(Canadian Equivalent)
IB Average Scholarship Total4
(in Canadian dollars)
Scholarships Available
90.0%+ 35+ $40,000 ($10,000 x 4 years)1 Limited
80.0% - 89.9% 30-34 $30,000 ($7,500 x 4 years)2 Limited
75.0% - 79.9% 28-29 $6,000 ($6,000 in Year 1 only)3 Limited


1. Renewable provided a 90% average is achieved in each academic year. If a student's university academic average falls between 80.0% - 89.9%, the student will receive an amended scholarship valued at $7,500 CAD/year for each subsequent academic year for the remaining term of the scholarship.

2. Renewable provided an 80% average is achieved in each academic year.

3. Non-renewable, one-time only scholarship awarded in Year 1.

4. Maximum length of scholarship term is 4 academic years or until the first degree is awarded, whichever occurs first. To be considered eligible for scholarship consideration, recipients must be entering Years 1, 2, or 3 of a minimum 4-year undergraduate degree program. Recipients whose status changes and may be charged domestic fees will have their scholarship value reassessed to equate to the domestic entrance scholarship grid and regulations available at that time.

Graduate Scholarship:

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistant appointments may be offered to some full-time graduate students (including Visa students) at a rate of $10,506.69 (2022-23) at the Master's level; and $11,457.79 (2022-23) at the Doctoral level. A regular appointment constitutes a maximum of 270 hrs of work over the Fall and Winter terms, averaging not more than 10 hours of work per week. Representative duties, include but are not limited to: preparing classes, teaching, demonstrating, leading seminars, supervising laboratories, marking, consulting with students, holding assigned office hours, setting tests, examination and lab sets, conducting field trips, and providing other academic support assistance. A graduate student is eligible to hold a maximum of two full-time appointments at the Master's level or four full-time appointments at the Doctoral level.

Faculty Research Awards for Graduate Students

Some graduate students may also receive a Faculty Research Award. This stipend may be paid to a full–time degree candidate for research or academic activities relevant and related to the student's field(s) of study within the academic program. Faculty Research Awards are awarded by the student's supervisor.
 

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