Lakehead University Faculty of Graduate Studies
Lakehead University, 955 Oliver Road
955 Oliver Road
Thunder Bay, ON
The academic program for each admitted student commences in September. Our students have a choice between Thesis and Non-Thesis programs with many students choosing the Non-Thesis program, which emphasizes course work. It is expected that all graduate students will attend the economics workshop sessions (faculty discussion papers, special lectures) conducted by the department during the regular academic year. The Department of Economics offers a co-op option for graduate level students. The purpose of the co-op option is to provide students with an opportunity to apply knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom and to obtain new insights and educational experience. Two four-month work terms (which may be taken consecutively) follow the first two terms of study. To proceed to the co-op option, students must complete at least six half courses chosen from those required for the thesis and non-thesis options. The departmental recommendation for the work terms will be based on academic performance and an interview with the Selection Committee consisting of representatives of the department and the Co-operative Education Centre. In consultation with the department, the Co-operative Education Centre will make every effort to obtain suitable placements. Upon completion of the work terms, students will return to complete the remainder of their program. Students in the graduate program in Economics may also have an opportunity to enroll in the Graduate Diploma program in Health Services and Policy Research.