Furthering your Lakehead Education

As you prepare to graduate from Lakehead University, you may be considering ways to further your education. At Lakehead, we offer you a variety of ways for you to continue your passion for learning whether it be on a full-time or part-time basis, in undergraduate programs, graduate programs, certificates or other additional learning opportunities. 

Below you will find a few options to further explore. 

Department of Graduate Studies in Education

A teacher going through a lesson with her studentsThe Department of Graduate Studies in Education offers masters and doctoral programs in the area of education. The Master of Education program has two fields of study: Educational Studies and Education for Change. Students in Educational Studies often pursue courses in areas such as specific curricular areas, educational policy or leadership, special education, or educational technology, for example. Students in Education for Change specialize in Social Justice Education, Indigenous Education, or Environmental and Sustainability Education. We also have partnership specializations with the Department of Gender and Women's' Studies and the Department of Gerontology. All students in the Master of Education program have the option to complete a course-based, portfolio-based, or thesis-based masters program.

The typical duration is two years of study, and all programs and specializations are offered face-to-face, fully online, or a mixture. Lakehead University also partners with the University of Windsor and Brock University to offer a Joint Ph.D. in Educational Studies program. The program has three fields of study: Cognition and Learning, Social/Cultural//Political Contexts of Education, and Educational Policy and Leadership. Students from all three universities attend classes together, allowing students to benefit from the joint expertise of three faculties of education. Intensive, face-to-face Doctoral Seminars are hosted for the first two summers of the doctoral program in order to explore qualitative and quantitative methodologies more fully. All other courses are conducted online.

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Contact Information:

Dr. Meridith Lovell-Johnston, Chair of Graduate Studies and Research, Faculty of Education - mlovell@lakeheadu.ca (Ph.D. inquiries, M.Ed inquiries)

Dr. Sonia Mastrangelo, Graduate Coordinator - smastran@lakeheadu.ca (M.Ed student inquiries around admissions, courses, program selection)

Ms. Bonnie McDonald, Administrative Assistant, Graduate Studies and Research (paperwork or procedural questions)

Faculty of Education - Professional Education Program

A teacher discussing a lesson with her young studentThe Faculty of Education also offers a 2-Year Bachelor of Education program on both of its campuses. Consider the Bachelor of Education and find out more here

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Contact: Tina Falcigno, undergrad.educ@lakeheadu.ca (Bachelor of Education inquiries)

Faculty of Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering logoInterested in applying to graduate programs at Lakehead?

We Offer:

MSc Chemical Engineering (thesis based only)
MSc Civil Engineering
MSc Electrical & Computer Engineering
MSc Environmental Engineering
MSc Mechanical Engineering

Funding Opportunities:

Graduate Assistantships
Scholarships, Bursaries & Awards
Entrance Awards, Faculty of Engineering Awards
External Scholarships

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Faculty of Graduate Studies

A member of our staff in the CASES buildingAs a comprehensive and research-intensive university, Lakehead University’s graduate programs strive to provide you with the scholarly student-centered environment necessary to pursue your personal, professional and intellectual development. We offer a variety of graduate degrees in the following faculties: Business, Education, Engineering, Health & Behavioural Sciences, Natural Resources Management, Science & Environmental Studies, Social Sciences & Humanities

Website: We look forward to seeing you at Lakehead's Grad Fair and you can always visit us at graduatestudies.lakeheadu.ca for more information.

Contact: Susan White
Graduate Studies Recruitment and Admissions Officer

 Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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Finishing your undergraduate degree and looking to fast-track your path into a management role? An MBA is the perfect complementary Master's degree for students from any background. The Lakehead MBA is an intensive, 12-month program that teaches all of the foundational business skills required to help graduates better operate, coordinate and manage the organizations they work with. 

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Contact Information: 
Colin Kutchyera
AACSB & Graduate Studies Analyst, Faculty of Business Administration

 Social Justice Studies

Lakehead University Social Justice Studies

Social Justice Studies is an interdisciplinary, transformative program, meaning that when you graduate, you will see and understand the world from an intersectional, justice informed, perspective. You will be able to combine academic study with activism, research with impact.  You will be well prepared to continue on to a variety of PhD programs, succeed in law school, find work in the nonprofit, health, or education sectors, be more effective in your current role, and / or be a more powerful change agent in your community. 

Please direct all questions to the Program Advisor, Dr. Kevin Brooks, kbrooks2@lakeheadu.ca

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