Sustainable Forest Management, Master | University of British Columbia | Vancouver, Canada
9 months
35854 CAD/full
19420 CAD/full
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The Master of Sustainable Forest Management (MSFM) offered by University of British Columbia is a 9-month, course-based master’s program that prepares students for careers as forestry professionals and sets the stage for life-long learning. 


The Master of Sustainable Forest Management (MSFM) offered by University of British Columbia consists of field-work experience as well as course work, with students completing graduation requirements the following April. Students in the MSFM program come from various backgrounds with bachelor degrees in ecology, physical geography, environmental sciences, forestry or allied disciplines. 

The MSFM provides advanced study in natural resource stewardship. Program components include: tree and stand dynamics, forest to landscape: structure and function, forest management, economics and administration of forestry, leadership skills, communication and critical reasoning, information acquisition and analysis, professionalism and ethics.

Career opportunities:

The MSFM curriculum is accredited by the Canadian Forestry Accreditation Board, and by the Society of American Foresters. With real world experience and hands-on projects, graduates of the MSFM program are well positioned for employment. After graduation, you will know how to design and implement site and landscape level plans that integrate the environmental, social and economic components of sustainability. Graduates are now employed in both the public and private sector, primarily in Western Canada.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Sustainable Forest Land Management 
  • Land Information Acquisition and Analysis
  • Site-Level Forest Land Management 
  • Landscape-Level Forest Land Management
  • Economics and administration of forestry 
  • Forest policy 
  • Directed studies in specialization/supplementary coursework.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 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.
    • Permanent Residents of Canada must provide a clear photocopy of both sides of the Permanent Resident card.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35854 CAD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35854 CAD for the full programme during 9 months.
  • National

    19420 CAD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19420 CAD for the full programme during 9 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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