PhD Graduation Requirements and Timeline

PhD Requirements and Timeline to Graduation

The major requirement for the PhD in Forestry is completion of a research dissertation which meets the requirements of the Faculty of Graduate & Post-doctoral Studies.  Advancement to Candidacy must be achieved within 24 months of the start of studies, the requirements of which include a comprehensive examination.  Course work is not required for the Forestry PhD, although many doctoral students do complete courses (either for credit or audit) as recommended by their supervisory committee.

Time in program for Forestry PhD students varies, depending on the nature of the student’s research.  Overall average for our doctoral students graduating in 2013 was 5.6 years.

Check out completed Forestry theses and dissertations online via the UBC Library.