The Faculty of Forestry offers excellent courses and cutting-edge research across a spectrum of disciplines related to forestry, and opportunities for interdisciplinary learning. Graduate students work with leading scientists in state-of-the-art facilities within the Forest Sciences Centre and at either of two research forests. Our Forestry Graduate Program offers several kinds of degrees:

Professional Master’s Degrees

As a Professional Master’s student, you will learn from world-leading faculty members and experienced industry professionals. Deepen your technical skills, hone your leadership abilities, and expand your networks, while completing a non-thesis master’s degree in 14 months or less.

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Master of Geomatics for Environmental Management – MGEM

This interdisciplinary degree blends landscape ecology training and quantitative geospatial skills to protect and regulate natural habitats and prepare graduates to tackle pressing environmental issues across multiple sectors.

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Master of International Forestry

Master of International Forestry – MIF

Play an integral role in developing international and domestic sustainably focused policies; understand the valuation and marketing of forest-based goods; use landscape-level and spatial datasets; and evaluate multilateral environmental agreements.

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Master of Sustainable Forest Management

Master of Sustainable Forest Management – MSFM

Manage, design, and implement site-level and landscape-level plans that integrate the environmental, social, and economic components of healthy, sustainable, and productive forests.

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Master of Urban Forestry Leadership

Master of Urban Forestry Leadership (Online) – MUFL

Provide solutions to complex problems in growing urbanized cities and oversee the strategic sustainable forestry needs at the community-level and manage the demands cities of the future will face from climate change.

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Forestry Graduate Certificate Program

We have now officially launched our newest program with the Graduate Certificate in Forest Management and Conservation (GCFMC). With the first class to begin in September 2021, this certificate offers graduates the opportunity to take credit courses in a customizable format that can take their careers to the next level.

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Graduate Certificate in Forest Management and Conservation – GCFMC

Advance your career with this convenient and flexible certificate by getting the tools to sustainably manage forests in the rapidly changing social and political environment. Ideal for working professionals, this can be completed in 2 years or less.

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Thesis-Based Degrees

Master your field of study by investing in a research-intensive program designed by you. Research students are supervised by world-renowned faculty with a wide variety of opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration.

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Doctor of Philosophy

Doctor of Philosophy – PhD

This interdisciplinary research program is tailored to your individual skills and interests.

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Master of Science / Master of Applied Science in Forestry

Master of Science / Master of Applied Science In Forestry – MSc / MASc

Tailor your studies and work closely with a supervisor and affiliated department.

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Dual Master’s Degree

In two years, earn a Master of Forestry (MF) degree from UBC and a master’s degree from one of five participating universities in Europe. The TRANSFOR-M (Transatlantic Forestry Master), is a unique dual degree program that offers qualified students the opportunity to explore forestry in both Europe and Canada.

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Master of Forestry

Master of Forestry – MF

Explore Forestry both in Europe and Canada and earn two masters degrees from two world-class forestry schools and enhance your future and the opportunities available to you.

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