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Admission Requirements

A Master’s degree (or equivalent as recognized by Université Laval) in Forestry, Natural Resources, Biology or a subject closely related to selected graduate work.

High Academic Achievement: The minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is 3.0 out of a possible 4.33. Applicants with lower CGPAs may be accepted with conditions.

Proficiency in French/English: Proficiency in either French or English is required. 
Courses are offered in French however:

  • They may be taken in the 2nd year.
  • Course exams are available in English.
  • Ph.D. course(s) may be taken as a guided study reading class.

Other requirements: Please note that students cannot enter the Ph.D. program until the M.Sc. degree has been awarded, or all requirements completed.

Program Requirements

Compulsory Courses (6 credits)

  • Doctoral Research Proposal  (written and oral) (3 credits) – to be submitted during the first year 
  • Doctoral Exam (oral presentation) (3 credits)

Complementary Courses (6 credits)

Thesis (78 credits)

For more details refer to program description.

Research Areas

  • Forest resource management
  • Forest organismal biology
  • Plant Systematics
  • Soil and Nutrition
  • Forest Policy and Economics
  • Tropical Forestry
  • Wildlife management
  • Forest Landscape Ecology
  • Forestry Operations
  • Silviculture
  • Forest Hydrology

Financial Support - Doctoral Funding

Steps Amount*
Step 1 (semester 4 or 5) $ 3300 or $ 2200
Step 2 (semester 7 or 8) $ 2200 or $ 1500
Step 3 (semester 9, 10, 11 or 12) $ 4400 to $ 1100 

* All amounts are in Canadian dollars
Steps and amounts are presented in details in the financial support plan of the Faculty at: Bourses de réussite.

Professors

Luc LEBEL

Supply Chain Management, Forest Operations, Fiber Procurement Systems Optimisation, Systems Engineering.

Emailluc.lebel@sbf.ulaval.ca  
Websites: https://www.sbf.ulaval.ca/professeurs/luc-lebel
http://www.forac.ulaval.ca/en/home/

Ilga PORTH

Forest Genomics, Tree Biotechnology for Wood Quality and Stress Resistance, Functional Genomics, Population Genetics, Conservation Genetics.

Emaililga.porth@sbf.ulaval.ca 
Websites
https://www.sbf.ulaval.ca/professeurs/Ilga-porth
http://www.genomiqueforestiere.chaire.ulaval.ca/?page_id=4428
http://www.cef-cfr.ca/index.php?n=Membres.IlgaPorth?userlang=en

Damase P.KHASA

Agroforestry, Molecular Ecology, Environmental Bioengineering, Rehabilitation of Mining Areas.

Emaildamase.khasa@sbf.ulaval.ca
Websitehttps://www.sbf.ulaval.ca/professeurs/damase-p-khasa