Urban Forestry Leadership, Master | University of British Columbia | Vancouver, Canada
13 months
26775 CAD/year
15300 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Urban Forestry Leadership program from University of British Columbia is built around critical management skills that are woven throughout the program: creativity, decision-making, and leadership. 


Highly-qualified urban forestry professionals are becoming increasingly necessary in cities around the world due to the rapid pace and scale of urbanization, the need to adapt to multiple impacts of climate change in cities, and increasing demand from the public for the recreational, psychological, and health benefits that trees and greenspaces provide. 


Students will learn how trees and vegetation grow and are managed in urban settings, but the emphasis of the program will be on skills and knowledge related to leadership and governance; project management and business skills; the public policy and  planning context of urban forestry; green infrastructure planning; communication and marketing; public involvement; and urban forest resource and benefit assessment.

The Urban Forestry Leadership program from University of British Columbia is targeted for professionals with urban forestry related work experience in the public, private or not-for-profit sector, but also recent graduates from the UBC Bachelor of Urban Forestry program or similar programs.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Developing Green and Resilient Cities – The Urban Forestry Approach
  • Leadership and Sustainability
  • Project Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Geomatics Principles and Applications

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 13 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants have to submit transcripts from all past post-secondary study. Document submission requirements depend on whether your institution of study is within Canada or outside of Canada.
  • A minimum of three references are required for application to graduate programs at UBC. References should be requested from individuals who are prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications.
  • Many programs require a statement of interest, sometimes called a "statement of intent", "description of research interests" or something similar.
  • Course-based programs may assign academic advisors to cohorts of students, but usually do not require applicants to reach out to individual professors / faculty members to seek commitment as their supervisor. Please do not contact faculty members if you are applying to this program.
  • Permanent Residents of Canada must provide a clear photocopy of both sides of the Permanent Resident card.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26775 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 26775 CAD per year during 13 months.
  • National

    15300 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15300 CAD per year during 13 months.

Living costs for Vancouver

1590 - 2686 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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