Lakehead University

24 months
14932 CAD/year
5388 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Our Department of Chemistry offers a graduate program at Lakehead University that provides students with diverse opportunities across the subdisciplines of analytical, biochemical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. Students who successfully complete the program will achieve a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree.


The specific research interests of our full-time and adjunct faculty members include:

  • Electrochemistry and surface analysis
  • Material science
  • Pulp and paper research
  • Organometallic chemistry and catalysis
  • Organic synthesis
  • Aqueous silicon chemistry
  • Photochemistry
  • Environmental and medicinal chemistry

It normally takes two years to complete the Chemistry program requirements at Lakehead University, which include term courses that are tailored to meet the student's needs and interests; a research-based thesis project supervised by one or more of the faculty members; and two Departmental research seminars.

Some important points regarding graduate level research within the Department of Chemistry:

  • The excellent faculty-to-graduate student ratio ensures a strong interaction between graduate students and members of the Department
  • Extensive funding from government granting agencies [e.g., Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI)], private industry, and Lakehead University has contributed to the tremendous expansion in research infrastructure available to researchers and graduate students in the Department
  • Several members of the Department of Chemistry and their graduate students collaborate with various companies and agencies, including Bowater Pulp and Paper Canada and theNorthwestern Ontario Regional Cancer Centre
  • Many successful M.Sc. graduates from the Department of Chemistry at Lakehead University go on to pursue Ph.D. studies at other universities

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Special Topics in Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • Advanced Topics in Analytical Chemistry
  • Special Topics in Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Organic Chemistry
  • Advanced Research Methodology
  • Medical Imaging
  • MRI Physics and Medical Applications

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for admission must be graduates of a recognized university, college, or institute as well as show evidence of scholarly achievement.
  • An applicant holding a degree other than one in the discipline area to which admission is sought will be considered on the basis of courses taken and academic standing. A Qualifying Year at the undergraduate level may be required to meet the admission standards.
  • Meeting the minimum requirements does not necessarily guarantee admission. No candidate will be admitted unless the academic unit recommends admission.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14932 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7466 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    5388 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2694 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.


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