May 19, 2024  
University of Alberta Calendar 2024-2025 
University of Alberta Calendar 2024-2025

Master of Forestry with Specialization in Environmental and Wildlife Conservation (Renewable Resources)

This program offers a degree in forest ecosystem management with a focus on conservation planning, environmental assessments, wildlife management and utilization. Students are educated in fundamental conservation principles and management practices of national and provincial parks, nature interpretation and science communication. Depending on the undergraduate background, this program can contribute to the academic requirements to become a Registered Professional Biologist or a Registered Professional Forester.

Entrance Requirements

Applicants hold an undergraduate forestry degree or a degree from an allied discipline such as environmental or biological sciences.

Program Requirements

Students are required to complete a minimum of 30 units, including 15 units of topical electives, and either 9 units of free electives combined with a 6-unit capping research project, or 3 units of free electives combined with a 12-unit capping research project. A 12-unit capping research project requires departmental approval.

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 16 to 20 months. However, with a heavier than normal course load, the program can be completed in 10 to 12 months, or it may be completed on a part-time basis. The maximum time to complete the program as set by the Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies is six years.