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Forestry

Degrees Offered: Ph.D., M.Sc., M.A.Sc., M.F., M.G.E.M., M.I.F., M.S.F.M.

Members

Professors

S. Aitken, Y. Alila, P. Arcese, S. Avramidis, J. Bohlmann, G. Bull, A. Carroll, C. Chanway, N. Coops, Y. El-Kassaby, P. Evans, S. Grayston, R. Guy, S. Hinch, G. Hoberg, J. Innes, R. Kozak, F. Lam, B. Larson, V. LeMay, S. Mansfield, P. Marshall, P. McFarlane, R. D. Moore, C. Prescott, J. Richardson, K. Ritland, J. Saddler, S. Sheppard, S. Simard, G. Smith, T. Sowlati.

Associate Professors

L. Daniels, S. Ellis, S. Gergel, M. Krzic, K. Lyons, M. Meitner, S. Mitchell, S. Renneckar, T. Tannert, P. Wood.

Assistant Professors

J. Bulkan, J. Cool, B. Eskelson, V. Griess, S. Hagerman, H. Nelson, R. Panwar, J. Rhemtulla.

Program Overview

The graduate program in Forestry offers advanced study in natural and social science, management, and economic aspects of forestry and wood science, in an interdisciplinary setting. Detailed information about specific areas of research can be found on the Forestry website. In addition to its thesis-based programs, the graduate program in Forestry also offers three course-based degrees: the Master of International Forestry, the Master of Sustainable Forest Management, and the Master of Geomatics for Environmental Management. The Faculty operates research forests at Vancouver and Williams Lake which support many research and education activities. The Faculty encourages international and First Nations students to be involved in our research.

Doctor of Philosophy

Admission Requirements

Students admitted to the Ph.D. degree program normally possess a master's degree in Forestry or a related area, with clear evidence of research ability or potential. Transfer from the master's to the Ph.D. program is permitted under Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies regulations. Exceptional students may be admitted directly to the Ph.D. program from the bachelor's level.

Program Requirements

Coursework is selected in consultation with the supervisory committee. All doctoral students are required to complete a comprehensive examination successfully. The major requirement for the Ph.D. is completion of a research dissertation meeting the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies requirements.

Master of Science

Admission Requirements

Students admitted to the M.Sc. degree program normally possess a bachelor's degree in science, applied science, agricultural sciences, social science, or forestry, and must meet the general admission requirements for master's degree programs set by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Program Requirements

The M.Sc. program includes a thesis (6/12/18 credits), a forestry communications course (FRST 544 or approved alternate), and other approved courses, for a total of 30 credits.

Master of Applied Science

Admission Requirements

Students admitted to the M.A.Sc. degree program normally possess a bachelor's degree in Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) or higher degree in engineering, and must meet the general admission requirements for master's degree programs set by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Program Requirements

The M.A.Sc. program includes a thesis (6-18 credits), a forestry communications course (FRST 544 or approved alternate), and other approved courses, for a total of 30 credits.

Master of Forestry

Admission Requirements

Students admitted to the M.F. degree program normally possess a bachelor's degree in science, applied science, agricultural sciences, social science, or forestry, and must meet the general admission requirements for master's degree programs set by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Program Requirements

The M.F. program includes either a major essay (3-6 credits) or a thesis (6-18 credits), a forestry communications course (FRST 544 or approved alternate), and other approved courses, for a total of 30 credits.

Master of International Forestry

Admission Requirements

Students admitted to the M.I.F. Program must meet the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies master's degree admission requirements. Applicants must have an academic background in science, social science, or a related discipline with adequate grounding in natural resource conservation and management. As part of the application package, applicants are required to submit a professional/educational dossier and statement of interest.

The minimum TOEFL score requirement for admission is 100 (internet-based) or 600 (paper-based).

Program Requirements

The M.I.F. is a one-year course-based degree program consisting of 31 credits: 28 required credits and a 3-credit internship or project.

    The 28 course credits must include the following courses, or alternates as approved by the Program Director:
  • FRST 519 (3)
  • FRST 522 (4)
  • FRST 534 (4)
  • FRST 543 (4)
  • FRST 553 (4)
  • FRST 559 (4)
  • FRST 560 (4)
  • FRST 562 (1)

Master of Sustainable Forest Management

Admission Requirements

Students admitted to the M.S.F.M. Program must meet the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies master's degree admission requirements. Applicants must have a science-based academic background with prior coursework in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, introductory statistics, ecology, and economics. As part of the application package, applicants are required to submit a professional/educational dossier and statement of interest.

The minimum TOEFL score requirement for admission is 100 (internet-based) or 600 (paper-based).

Program Requirements

    The M.S.F.M. is a one-year non-thesis degree program consisting of 33 credits:
  • FRST 555 (3)
  • FRST 556 (3)
  • FRST 557 (6)
  • FRST 558 (9)
  • 12 elective credits, as approved by the program

Master of Geomatics for Environmental Management

Admission Requirements:

Students must meet the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies master’s degree admission requirements. Applicants must have an academic background in a relevant field (e.g. environmental science, computer science, geography). Please consult the program website for additional details regarding academic background requirements, and a list of required application documents.

Students must have a minimum TOEFL score of 100–ibt or equivalent (IELTS = 7.0 minimum overall score with sub-category minimum scores of 6.5).

Program Requirements:

    The M.G.E.M is a one-year non-thesis degree program consisting of 30 credits: 27 required core course credits including:
  • GEM 500 (3)
  • GEM 510 (3)
  • GEM 511 (3)
  • GEM 520 (3)
  • GEM 521 (3)
  • GEM 530 (3)
  • GEM 540 (3)
  • GEM 580 (3)
  • GEM 599 (3)

Students are also required to complete 3 elective credits. Alternate core credits may be allowed if approved by the Program Director.

Contact Information

Forestry Graduate Programs Office
2005-2424 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
Tel: 604.827.4454
Fax: 604.822.8645
Email: gayle.kosh@ubc.ca
Web: http://www.forestry.ubc.ca/students/graduate/
Gayle Kosh, Manager, Graduate Programs

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