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MSc Forestry

 Course Level
Masters / PG
Full Time

2 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

8270.58 USD
4707.66 USD

Application fee

International 162 USD
National 100 USD
Faculty of Forestry
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)100
GRE (avg)320
GMAT (avg)646

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About this course

UBC Forestry offers a research (thesis) -based Master's program within a Science (MSc) or an Applied Science (MASc) credential. Thesis Master's students receive training in research techniques, and also make contributions in their own right to the body of knowledge. The type of work undertaken by an MSc or MASc student tends to be focused, looking at a specific problem, and is generally completed within 2-3 years.

Students with a background in Engineering (e.g. Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) or higher degree in engineering) will receive the MASc degree whereas students with a background in science, applied science, agricultural sciences, social science or forestry will receive the MSc.

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Eligibility Criteria

Students admitted to the M.Sc. degree program normally possess a bachelor's degree in science, applied science, agricultural sciences, social science, or forestry, and must meet the general admission requirements for master's degree programs set by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

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Course Modules

The M.Sc. program includes a thesis (6/12/18 credits), a forestry communications course (FRST 544 or approved alternate), and other approved courses, for a total of 30 credits.

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How to Apply

  • Two (2) official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions you have attended. Important to Note: UBC graduate program applications are in the process of transitioning to a digital system for submitting transcripts.However, UBC Forestry still requires paper academic documents for all application files.In order to be considered official by UBC, transcripts must be submitted from the issuing institution in endorsed, sealed envelopes to the contact address.
  • Please ensure that you carefully read the document submission procedures before you order your transcripts
  • Three reference letters
  • References may submitted either through the electronic submission system (part of your online application), or a hard copy may be submitted to the office in a sealed envelope endorsed by the referee. Please refer to this link for complete details. Reference letters cannot be submitted via email. Your prospective supervisor cannot be one of your referees.
  • Letter of Intent that describes your academic and career goals, and research interests. This document may be submitted either through the electronic submission system (part of your online application). Refer to this link for tips on writing your letter of intent.
  • Résumé

Provide a summary of your academic, work and volunteer history. This document may be submitted either through our electronic submission system (part of your online application).

  • English Language Proficiency

Applicants whose prior degree is from a university outside Canada in which English is not the primary language of instruction must provide official results of an English language proficiency examination as part of their application. Tests must have been taken within the last 24 months at the time of submission of your program application and the results must be sent to UBC directly from the testing agency. TOEFL, IELTS, CAEL, PTE are considered acceptable tests.

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