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Admission Requirements

A Master’s degree (or equivalent as recognized by Université Laval) in Wood Sciences 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.

Proficiency in French/English: Proficiency in either French or English is required.

  • Courses are offered in French.
  • The candidate must be willing to learn French within the first year.

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 Exams (6 credits)

Complementary Courses (6 credits)

Thesis (78 credits)

For more details refer to program description.

Research Areas

  • Wood building physics
  • Wood building materials and construction
  • Green building technology
  • Innovative engineered wood
  • Structural design of wood-based furniture
  • Exterior and interior wood coatings formulation and characterization
  • Wood densification
  • Stimuli-sensitive materials
  • Nanotechnology

 Refer to the section “Professors”, where their individual Research Areas/expertise are listed.

Financial Support - Doctoral Funding

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

* All amounts are in Canadian dollars.

Steps and amounts are presented in details in the financial support plan of the Faculty at: 


Xiaodong WANG

Wood Building Physics, Wood Building Material and Construction, Green Building Technology, Innovative Engineered Wood, Structural Design of Wood-based Furniture. 

Véronic LANDRY

Exterior and interior wood coatings formulation and characterization, wood densification, Stimuli-sensitive materials, Nanotechnology.