MSc / MASc Graduation Requirements and Timeline

Both the MASc and MSc in Forestry programs require completion of a thesis, a Forestry communications course (FRST 544 or approved alternate), and other approved courses for a total of 30 credits.  Thesis work can be worth 6, 12, or 18 credits, with the corresponding number of course credits adjusted accordingly.

Thesis credit weight and courses are selected at the start of your program, in consultation with your supervisor.

The master’s defense must be successfully passed, and the completed master’s thesis must meet the requirements of the Faculty of Graduate & Post-doctoral Studies.

Time in program for Forestry MASc/MSc students varies, depending on the nature of the student’s research.  The overall average for all thesis-based master’s students graduating in 2013 was 3 years.

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