Understand our urban ecology and how to develop sustainable cities with a Masters of Urban Forestry Leadership.

The University of British Columbia’s Master of Urban Forestry Leadership (MUFL) is a comprehensive online, 14-month, course-based master’s program that provides an interdisciplinary perspective of urban forestry, with a focus on strategic management, decision-making, and creativity.

Why choose the MUFL program?

Demand for urban forestry practitioners who can provide solutions to complex problems will continue to grow with urbanization, climate change, and community needs. This professional degree program produces creative leaders who understand the vital role of urban forests in the future of cities, and can oversee strategic, sustainable forestry projects.

Understand strategic urban forestry approaches

  • Learn how to balance the demands on urban forests, and how to apply cutting technologies used in planning, measurement and assessment.

Become a leader

  • Acquire the skills to lead interdisciplinary teams and coordinate complex urban forestry projects.

Learn from the best in the field

  • Courses are taught by world-class faculty from UBC’s Faculty of Forestry, the UBC Sauder School of Business, and the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs.

What will you learn?

Students receive well-rounded theoretical and practical experience blending indoor and outdoor lab components and interactive application of cutting-edge technologies.