Renewable Resources Graduate Programs

Graduate students can select from 18 thesis-based or course based degrees in five different topic areas Conservation Biology, Forest Ecology and Management, Agriculture and the Environment, Reclamation and Restoration of Land and Water, and Environmental Soil Science.

Master of Forestry or Agriculture/MBA Combined Degree

Course-Based

Course-based students are admitted in Fall term only each year. Information on the program requirements for the Master's thesis-based graduate program can be found in the RR Graduate Program Handbook. 

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Master of Agriculture Degree

This program provides an advanced degree in agriculture for professionals. The program may also serve as an opportunity to partially fulfill requirements to become Registered Professional Agrologist or a Registered Technologists in Agrology, working in government or industrial organizations or as consultants.

The program is designed to be completed in 16 to 20 months. However, with a heavier than normal course load, the program can be completed in 10 months, or it may be completed on a part-time basis over a maximum period of 6 years.

Master of Forestry Degree

This program provides an advanced degree in sustainable forest management for professionals. The program may also serve as an opportunity to partially fulfill requirements to become a Registered Professional Foresters working in government or industrial organizations or as consultants.

The program is designed to be completed in 16 to 20 months. However, with a heavier than normal course load, the program can be completed in 10 months, or it may be completed on a part-time basis over a maximum period of 6 years.


MBA/ Master of Forestry

This degree, jointly offered with the School of Business is intended to prepare students for careers that demand specialized knowledge in business management practices and forestry. 

MBA/Master of Agriculture 

This degree, jointly offered with the School of Business is intended to prepare students for careers that demand specialized knowledge in business management practices and agriculture. 


Internship opportunities and career options

 We recommend that students in our professional Masters programs take advantage of the Graduate Student Internship Program to gain valuable work experience. Internships and other job opportunities can be found in these databases: UofA Career Center, Gov. of Alberta, Gov. of Canada, CAPF, Forestry Jobs in Canada, Plenty of Forestry Jobs. For the best selection of summer internship and job opportunities, apply between mid February and mid May.