Master of International Forestry (MIF)

Overview

The Master of International Forestry (MIF) is a full-time, 10 month course-based master’s degree that provides a foundation in forest and natural resource management, conservation and policy. The MIF is designed for early/mid-career professionals who wish to expedite their careers and advance to leadership positions.

You’ll gain valuable skills relevant to a career in rural development, forest conservation planning, sustainable resource management, and conservation policy development, diplomacy and negotiation. The MIF is for individuals who want to engage productively - and to become leaders – in an international forestry context with international agencies and secretariats (e.g. UN FAO, UNEP), finance institutions (e.g. The World Bank, Asian Development Bank), transnational forest products enterprises, government ministries, consulting firms, environmental NGOs, and advocacy groups. The MIF program provides training in skills identified in forestry and environmental job postings, and our curriculum is targeted at major international employers.

What makes the program unique?

The UBC Faculty of Forestry is recognized as a world leader in natural resources research and education. We are turning out a new generation of foresters by keeping pace with changing social values and an increasingly knowledge-based forest sector. Because forest resource management and conservation decision-making increasingly occurs within a context of global agreements, and forest products and services must compete in international markets, we ensure that our programs are progressive and timely. Our Faculty members are globally minded and have worked on the international stage of forest management and conservation. We are committed to international education, and are a founding partner of the International Partnership for Forestry Education.

Quick Facts

Degree
Master of International Forestry
Subject
Agriculture and Forestry
Mode of delivery
On campus
Registration options
Full-time
Specialization
Forestry
Program Components
Coursework only
Faculty
Faculty of Forestry

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Requirements

TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement

100
23
24
23
22

IELTS Overall Score Requirement

7.0
6.5
6.5
6.5
6.5

Prior degree requirements

Bachelor degree in a related field.

Prerequisites / Course Requirements

Applicants must have an academic background in science, social science, or a related discipline with adequate grounding in natural resource conservation and management.

Deadline Details

Application Deadline

Deadline to submit online application. No changes can be made to the application after submission.

Transcript Deadline

Deadline to upload scans of official transcripts through the applicant portal in support of a submitted application. Information for accessing the applicant portal will be provided after submitting an online application for admission.

Referee Deadline

Deadline for the referees identified in the application for admission to submit references. See Letters of Reference for more information.

September 2019 Intake

Application Open Date
15 October 2018
Canadian Applicants
Application Deadline: 15 April 2019
Transcript Deadline: 15 April 2019
Referee Deadline: 15 April 2019
International Applicants
Application Deadline: 15 April 2019
Transcript Deadline: 15 April 2019
Referee Deadline: 15 April 2019

September 2020 Intake

Application Open Date
07 October 2019
Canadian Applicants
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020
Transcript Deadline: 20 March 2020
Referee Deadline: 27 March 2020
International Applicants
Application Deadline: 13 March 2020
Transcript Deadline: 20 March 2020
Referee Deadline: 27 March 2020

Tuition / Program Costs

FeesCanadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / DiplomatInternational
Application Fee$104.00$168.25
Tuition *
Installments per year33
Tuition per installment$6,100.04$10,624.79
Minimum installments assessed for program completion33
Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible) Not applicable
Other Fees and Costs
Student Fees (yearly)$930.14 (approx.)
Costs of living (yearly)starting at $16,884.10 (check cost calculator)
Deposit to accept offer (if admitted)
Deposit requirement$1000.00$1000.00
* Regular, full-time tuition. For on-leave, extension, continuing or part time (if applicable) fees see UBC Calendar.
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September 2019 Intake

Application Open Date
15 October 2018
Canadian Applicant Deadline
15 April 2019
International Applicant Deadline
15 April 2019

September 2020 Intake

Application Open Date
07 October 2019
Canadian Applicant Deadline
13 March 2020
International Applicant Deadline
13 March 2020

Program Information

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