May 19, 2024  
University of Alberta Calendar 2024-2025 
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Master of Forestry with Specialization in International Forestry (Renewable Resources)

Participants are educated in modern sustainable forest and environmental management approaches that are sensitive to cultural and situational differences. Participants acquire an enhanced global view that accommodates multicultural and Indigenous perspectives on forest conservation and management. Graduates receive two separate degrees, an MF with a Specialization in International Forestry from the University of Alberta, and a second degree from an approved list of degrees offered by European partner institutions. Depending on the undergraduate background, this program can contribute to the academic requirements to become a Registered Professional Forester.

Entrance Requirements

Applicants hold an undergraduate degree in forestry or an allied discipline, such as environmental or biological sciences.

Program Requirements (36 units)

For the University of Alberta degree, students are required to complete a minimum of 36 units, which must include at least 18 graduate units from REN R, FOREC or R SOC at the University of Alberta and 18 graduate units from an approved European Partner program. A minimum of 10 units must be research or thesis credits. The conversion factor for the European Credit Transfer System is 1 unit = 3 ECTS.

Professional Development and Ethics Requirements

Students are required to fulfill the GPS Professional Development Requirement  and the GPS Academic Integrity and Ethics Training Requirement .

Length of Program

The program is designed to be completed in 24 months of full-time study.

Residence Requirement

The minimum period of residence is two, four-month terms of full-time attendance at the University of Alberta and two, four-month terms of full-time attendance at an approved European partner institution.