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Master of Sustainable Forest Management - MSFM


University of British Columbia    Faculty of Forestry

Full time July MA, MSc, Other Full-time: 9 months

About the course

Live your passion for environmental stewardship by taking a Masters in Sustainable Forest Management.

The University of British Columbia’s Master of Sustainable Forest Management (MSFM) is an intensive, 9-month, course-based master’s program that prepares students for careers as professional forest land managers in North America and overseas.

Why Choose the MSFM Program?

The MSFM program is designed for naturally inquisitive leaders who enjoy working outdoors and have a passion for environmental stewardship.

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Entry Requirements

Bachelor in a related field. Applicants must have a science-based academic background with prior course work in principles of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, introductory statistics, ecology and economics.


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Student Profile(s)

Samuel Adeyanju

Why did you decide to pursue a graduate degree?
I decided to pursue a graduate degree to deepen my knowledge on forests and forestry with a focus on forest policy and governance in Sub Saharan Africa. Through my five years undergraduate study on Forestry and Wood Technology in Nigeria, I have come to understand how the policies of government on forests determines the management systems employed by nation states. Forests and the environment in general, have become an increasingly important topic globally due to issues of global warming and climate change, hence I am very proud to be researching on a subject that could contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation either directly or indirectly.

Why did you decide to study at UBC?
I first heard about UBC during one of the classes I took with a professor during my second year. The professor described how prestigious the university was having had his sabbatical there in the early 2000s. UBC was one of the universities that stood out especially with the ranking of the Faculty of Forestry as one of the top three universities to study forestry globally. In addition, it's recognition as a top 40 research university with world-class facilities, with reputable professors with internationally recognised research findings. More importantly, an opportunity to apply for the prestigious UBC MasterCard Foundation Scholarship to fund my graduate studies could be regarded as my greatest motivation.

What is it specifically, that your program offers, that attracted you?
In my experience, getting to study at UBC is very competitive especially with securing a professor that is available and willing to supervise your research. What caught my attention was the amazing research being done by these professors and I was very interested in benefiting from their supervision and mentorship. My supervisor, Dr. Janette Bulkan, is a leading scholar on indigenous and community forestry with decades of experience in the field.

What aspect of your graduate program do you enjoy the most or are looking forward to with the greatest curiosity?
I would say I am enjoying the whole program but graduate studies might be a little lonely and one needs to be self-motivated to get things done sometimes. However, with the support from friends and community that I have built over time, it makes the process more fun.

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