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

Master of Forestry with Specialization in Ecology and Ecosystem Restoration (Renewable Resources)


Participants are educated in the conceptual foundations and practical techniques for reclaiming forest ecosystems impacted by anthropogenic activities, including agriculture, forestry, and industrial development. Graduates are trained in modern approaches to contaminant remediation, reclamation and ecological restoration. 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.