Dec 04, 2021  
University of Alberta Calendar 2020-2021 
University of Alberta Calendar 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The Degree of MF (Renewable Resources) [Graduate]

Program Requirements

The Master of Forestry program is a course-based program for students wishing to obtain a post-graduate education in forestry.

Students are required to complete a minimum of ★30 in coursework, including a project equivalent to ★6 to ★12.


  • ★18 to ★24 in graduate-level coursework
  • Courses must be chosen in consultation with the supervisor and the Associate Chair (Graduate Programs) relevant to the topic of the project and within the realm of forestry.

Research Project

  • REN R 906  (a project equivalent to ★6) OR
  • REN R 912  (a project equivalent to ★12)

Ethics Requirement

Students must fulfill the FGSR Academic Integrity and Ethics Training Requirement  within the first 6 months of their program through two courses:

  • GET (Graduate Ethics Training), a web-based course offered by FGSR (5 hours)
  • CORE (Course On Research Ethics), a web-based course offered by NSERC (3 hours)

Professional Development Requirement

Students must complete the IDP portion of their FGSR Professional Development Requirement   within the first 6 months for students starting in the fall term, and within the first 12 months for students starting in the winter term. Students in course-based programs may audit the relevant REN R 603  lecture for guidance for developing the IDP.

Length of Program

The program is designed to be completed in 16 to 20 months. However, with a heavier than normal course load, the program can be completed in 10 months, or it may be completed on a part-time basis over a maximum period of 6 years.

The maximum time to complete the course-based MSc program as set by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research is six years.