Jul 12, 2024  
University of Alberta Calendar 2023-2024 
University of Alberta Calendar 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Forestry (Renewable Resources)

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 units in coursework, including a project equivalent to 6 to 12 units.


  • 18 to 24 units 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 units) OR
  • REN R 912  (a project equivalent to 12 units)

Ethics Requirement

Students must meet the FGSR Ethics and Academic Citizenship Training Requirement  through the completion of INT D 710  (for both master’s and doctoral students) by the end of the first term of registration in their degree program.

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.