Lakehead University

Lakehead University is a comprehensive, research-intensive University offering a diverse range of master's degree programs across two campuses in Orillia and Thunder Bay in Ontario, Canada. The master's programs are offered through ten faculties, including Graduate Studies, Engineering, Business Administration, Education, Law, Medical School, Natural Resources Management, Science & Environmental Studies, Social Sciences & Humanities, and Health & Behavioral Sciences.

  • Average Tuition CHF 27,300
  • Students 8,680
  • International Students 6%
  • Total Annual Cost CHF 40,900
  • Intakes Fall Spring Summer
  • Application Deadline February 1 September 30 January 15
  • Campus Setting City

School Description

Lakehead University offers master's degree programs in a variety of subjects such as Economics, Kinesiology, Health Sciences, Social Justice, Physics and Public Health. Professors include several members of the Order of Canada and other award-winning experts. Research from the University has yielded seven spin-off businesses and several patents. The University has a commitment to six strategic research priorities, including Advanced Systems & Technologies; Cultures, Societies & Social Justice; Environment & Natural Resources; First Nation, Metis & Inuit (Aboriginal) Research; Health Research Across the Lifespan and Northern Studies. The University frequently partners with industry, community organizations and government for research projects. The campus is home to 24 research centers and 12 Lakehead Research Chairs. The campus also houses the Student Success Center to provide teaching and placement support to students, in the form of tutoring services, career advising and job fairs, alumni job bank and leadership development.

  • 01The University is home to 11 Canada Research Chairs and cutting-edge facilities such as the Paleo-DNA Laboratory and Biorefining Research Institute.
  • 02Notable alumni include distinguished public servants, industry CEOs, award-winning authors and members of the Order of Canada.
  • 03Offers several opportunities to students to apply classroom learning to real-world scenarios, through internships, research collaborations and community-based learning.

Master Programs

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    Biology

    CHF 21,748 Tuition Fee
    • Application deadline Feb 01 2019

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Biology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of cell growth, DNA expression, botany, parasitology, and recombinant DNA technology.

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    Business Administration

    CHF 32,358 Tuition Fee
    • Application deadline Feb 01 2019

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Administration. The program offers courses that focus on the study of management theory; human resource management and behavior; accounting, purchasing and logistics; organization and production; marketing; and business decision-making.

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    Business Management

    CHF 25,357 Tuition Fee
    • Application deadline Feb 01 2019

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of topics related to business; management; finance; economics; marketing; customers operations; communication; information technology; business policy; and strategy.

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    Chemistry

    CHF 21,748 Tuition Fee
    • Application deadline Feb 01 2019

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Chemistry. The program offers courses that focus on the study of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical analysis.

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    Computer Science

    CHF 21,748 Tuition Fee
    • Application deadline Feb 01 2019

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artificial intelligence, cyber security, the blockchain, and big data.

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    Economics

    CHF 21,748 Tuition Fee
    • Application deadline Feb 01 2019

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Business Economics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the systematic and efficient allocation of resources; economic theory; micro and macroeconomics; comparative economic systems; banking systems; international economics; quantitative analytical methods; and public policy.

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    Education

    CHF 21,748 Tuition Fee
    • Application deadline Feb 01 2019

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the concepts of Education. The program offers courses that focus on the study of research, and administrative and support services related to learning and teaching.

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    Engineering: Chemical

    CHF 25,357 Tuition Fee
    • Application deadline Feb 01 2019

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Chemical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of systems employing chemical processes.

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    Engineering: Civil

    CHF 25,357 Tuition Fee
    • Application deadline Feb 01 2019

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Civil Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to problems that arise from creating and maintaining structures; mechanics; hydraulics; geotechnics; materials science; and statistical analysis.

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    Engineering: Electrical and Computer

    CHF 25,357 Tuition Fee
    • Application deadline Feb 01 2019

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Electrical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical and scientific principles and electrical power generation systems.

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    Engineering: Environmental

    CHF 25,357 Tuition Fee
    • Application deadline Feb 01 2019

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical, scientific and technological principles in reference to the design of engines, machines, structures, and electrical systems.

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    Engineering: Mechanical

    CHF 25,357 Tuition Fee
    • Application deadline Feb 01 2019

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing; the end-product systems used for manufacturing equipment; and hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement.

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    English

    CHF 21,748 Tuition Fee
    • Application deadline Feb 01 2019

    This program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, and literature.

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    Environmental Studies

    CHF 21,748 Tuition Fee
    • Application deadline Feb 01 2019

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Environmental Studies. The program offers courses that focus on renewable and non-renewable resources, ecosystems, pollution, and biodiversity.

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    Forestry

    CHF 21,748 Tuition Fee
    • Application deadline Feb 01 2019

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Forestry. The program offers courses that focus on forest-related sciences, mapping, statistics, harvesting and production technology, forest management, and forest improvement.

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    Geology

    CHF 21,748 Tuition Fee
    • Application deadline Feb 01 2019

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Geology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of earth structures, landscape evolution, and mineral exploration.

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    Health Sciences

    CHF 21,748 Tuition Fee
    • Application deadline Feb 01 2019

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Health Science. The program includes the study, research, and knowledge of health and the application of knowledge to improve health and cure diseases. The program offers courses that focus on human anatomy, chemistry, biology, pharmacology, and public health.

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    History

    CHF 21,748 Tuition Fee
    • Application deadline Feb 01 2019

    This program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic structures in past societies and their interrelationship.

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    Kinesiology

    CHF 21,748 Tuition Fee
    • Application deadline Feb 01 2019

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Kinesiology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of Kinesiology including the physiological, ergonomic, biomechanical and psychological processes of movement.

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    Mathematical Sciences

    CHF 21,748 Tuition Fee
    • Application deadline Feb 01 2019

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Mathematics. The program offers courses that focus on algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

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    Physics

    CHF 21,748 Tuition Fee
    • Application deadline Feb 01 2019

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathematics as the primary language to communicate concepts.

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    Psychology: Clinical

    CHF 21,748 Tuition Fee
    • Application deadline Feb 01 2019

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Clinical Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

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    Psychology: Psychological Science

    CHF 21,748 Tuition Fee
    • Application deadline Feb 01 2019

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.

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    Public Health

    CHF 21,748 Tuition Fee
    • Application deadline Feb 01 2019

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Public Health. The program offers courses that focus on the study of public health biology and management, behavioral sciences, biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental science, and communications and informatics.

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    Public Health: Nursing Specialization

    CHF 21,748 Tuition Fee
    • Application deadline Feb 01 2019

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Public Health. The program offers courses that focus on the study of public health biology and management, behavioral sciences, biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental science, and communications and informatics.

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    Social Justice

    CHF 21,748 Tuition Fee
    • Application deadline Feb 01 2019

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Social Justice. The program offers courses that focus on the study of economics; political science; human geography; demography; management; psychology; sociology; anthropology; archaeology; jurisprudence; history; and linguistics.

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    Social Work

    CHF 21,748 Tuition Fee
    • Application deadline Feb 01 2019

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Social Work. The program offers courses that enable students to work with individuals, groups, and communities. The program requires students to participate in social work agencies, children's homes, and other institutions.

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    Sociology

    CHF 21,748 Tuition Fee
    • Application deadline Feb 01 2019

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Sociology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of family; religion; media; global development; and methods of research.

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  • Minimum GPA 2.80
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Minimum incoming GRE 300
  • Minimum incoming GMAT 500

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          • Testimony
            , BSc. Nursing

            When I was deciding which university to attend, there were two essential qualities I was looking for. I wanted to pursue an undergraduate degree in the health sciences and I wanted to attend a school where I could compete on a varsity Nordic ski team. The best school with that combination was right in my hometown of Thunder Bay! I know now that this decision was the right one.YYIn addition to varsity skiing, I have been a part of a number of exciting initiatives at Lakehead. One included travelling to Sandy Lake, a remote aboriginal community of Northern Ontario to conduct a sports program for youth. I also served as Vice-Chair of the NaHSSA Chapter at Lakehead (National Health Science Student’s Association) and in this capacity I was able to bridge collaborative events to more students in the future.YYThe most unique quality of Lakehead University is the sense of community. Staying in my hometown to attend university has allowed me to form many new friendships while maintaining old ones. Best of all, I have access to high quality education in the beautiful northern city of Thunder Bay!

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            , BA Anthropology/BSc Natural Science Biology

            "I chose Lakehead University because it's close to home, and it was the perfect place for me to continue to develop my skills and knowledge and meet great people. Anthropology is a very diverse, broad field and the small classroom sizes are advantageous for in-depth discussion and presentations. I love that anthropology is a big mix of disciplines! Anthropology is the study of humankind in the context of time and culture, and so much more.YYOutside of class, I occasionally contribute to the student newspaper, the Argus, and I am looking forward to being even more involved with Orientation this year, as a student ambassador! Within the city, I enjoy good company, biking and walking on the trails, swimming at Hazelwood Lake, seeing wildlife at Mission Marsh, going to see the occasional bands at Kilroys and the Apollo, and checking out new art at Definitely Superior Artist Run Centre.YYMy advice to future students is to be involved with the whole process of applying to university, making choices and taking things into your own hands, and this way it will make the experience even more personal!"

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            , Honours Bachelor of Science in Forestry Cambridge, ON

            When I was considering attending Lakehead University, I remember speaking to the dean of the Faculty of Natural Resources Management, who told me “if you want to be anonymous, don’t come here.” Those words stuck with me, and when I visited Lakehead University for the first time, I knew it was the school for me. YYA big part of obtaining a post-secondary education is about the connections that you make while working towards your degree, a central focus of the one-of-a-kind Natural Resources Management Program. For students who love the outdoors and want to make a difference in the responsible management of natural resources, this program is one to consider. What I like most about Lakehead is the close-knit school community, the open door policy with professors and the practical, hands-on learning afforded by our faculty.YYThunder Bay is a fantastic place to go to school, with all the amenities of a large city, yet a very supportive, active community and unparalleled outdoor recreation just minutes from the downtown. Opportunity knocks everywhere around campus—whether volunteering for one of the many student societies, participating in off-campus field trips or working alongside professors and graduate students, there is a myriad of learning opportunities outside the classroom, which is the real draw for students. After completing the program, I will be very well qualified to obtain work in the natural resources field or to further my studies in graduate school. The opportunity to learn in such a supportive school community where everyone is committed to seeing you succeed makes Lakehead University a cut above for those seeking a unique and fulfilling post-secondary education.