Master of International Forestry (MIF)

Quick Facts

Master of International Forestry
Agriculture and Forestry
Mode of delivery
On campus
Registration options
Program Components
Coursework only
Faculty of Forestry


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.


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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.

Tuition / Program Costs

FeesCanadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / DiplomatInternational
Application Fee$102.00$165.00
Tuition *
Installments per year33
Tuition per installment$6,100.04$10,624.79
Program Fee$18,300.12$31,874.37
Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible) Not applicable
Other Fees and Costs
Student Fees (yearly)$923.38 (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.
All fees for the year are subject to adjustment and UBC reserves the right to change any fees without notice at any time, including tuition and student fees. In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.

Statistical Data

Enrolment Data

New registrations710   
Total enrolment811   

Completion Rates & Times

Based on 10 graduations between 2013 - 2016 the minimum time to completion is 0.83 years and the maximum time is 1.00 years with an average of 0.95 years of study. All calculations exclude leave times.
Admissions data refer to all UBC Vancouver applications, offers, new registrants for each year, May to April [data updated: 12 July 2017]. Enrolment data are based on March 1 snapshots. Program completion data are only provided for datasets comprised of more than 4 individuals. Rates and times of completion depend on a number of variables (e.g. curriculum requirements, student funding), some of which may have changed in recent years for some programs [data updated: 29 September 2017].

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September 2018 Intake

Application Open Date
16 October 2017
Canadian Applicant Deadline
30 March 2018
International Applicant Deadline
30 March 2018

September 2019 Intake

Application Open Date
08 October 2018
Canadian Applicant Deadline
15 March 2019
International Applicant Deadline
15 March 2019

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