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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.



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


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

Damase P.KHASA

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