Graduation Requirements & Timeline

PhD Requirements and Timeline to Graduation
The major requirement for the PhD in Forestry is the completion of a research dissertation that meets the requirements of the Faculty of Graduate & Post-doctoral Studies.

Advancement to Candidacy must be achieved within 24 months of the start of studies, the requirements of which include a comprehensive examination.

Course work is not required for the Forestry PhD, although many doctoral students do complete courses (either for credit or audit) as recommended by their supervisory committee.

Time in the program for Forestry PhD students varies, depending on the nature of the student’s research.  The current average is 5 years.

View our completed Forestry theses and dissertations online via the UBC Library.