• The MFC program is course-based, which means course-work forms the majority of the requirements to obtain the degree.
  • Full-time students complete the program in 16 months.  Extended full-time students (EFT) are allowed an extra year to complete the program (28 months), while paying the same academic fees as regular full-time students.  EFT students do however pay full-time incidental fees for each year of registration.  EFT option students must complete FOR 3000H, FOR 3001H, and FOR 3012H in their first session. The remaining MFC course requirements can be completed in any order except that FOR 3007H must be taken before FOR 3008H.
  • Part-time students will work with Faculty staff to build an appropriate schedule.
  • The start date for all program options is September.

  • An eight-day field camp in Haliburton Highlands kicks off the program in September. It provides an introduction to the issues and principles of forest conservation, and includes intensive data collection and identification of different taxonomic groups.
  • Students enrolled in the program full-time will take nine core courses (listed below) over the first two sessions of the program (September to December, and January to April), and usually one elective course in the second session (January to April).
  • In the summer, students are expected to attend a field course – either the international field course offered by the faculty that year, an urban forestry field course to more local destinations, or an equivalent field course subject to the Faculty of Forestry’s discretion.
  • A mandatory internship component is completed over the summer, and the final fall semester is taken up with one final core courses, elective courses (as needed), and the completion of a capstone project, often related to or generated by the student’s internship.

  • Annual tuition and incidental fees for MFC students enrolled in the 2016-17 academic year (full-time September through August) were $11,450 for domestic students, and $30,864 for international students including mandatory health insurance coverage. Fees are subject to change by the University’s Governing Council.
  • The costs of field courses and trips are not included in tuition, and range from approximately $1,600 to $3,200, depending on what courses the student chooses and the location of the international field course.
  • Students are also charged an internship placement fee of $200, which partially covers the cost of arranging and managing the summer internship

  • Year 1: Fall
    • FOR 3000H Current Issues in Forest Conservation
    • FOR 3001H Biodiversity of Forest Organisms
    • FOR 3002H Applied Forest Ecology and Silviculture
    • FOR 3003H Economics of Forest Ecosystems
    • FOR 3012H Analytical Methods in Forestry
  • Year 1: Spring
    • FOR 3004H Forest Management Decision Support Systems
    • FOR 3005H Stresses in the Forest Environment
    • FOR 3009H Forest Conservation Biology
    • FOR 3010H Society and Forest Conservation

                 o   Elective(s)

  • Year 1: Summer
    • FOR 3007H Internship in Forest Conservation
    • FOR 3011H International Forest Conservation Field Camp or
    • FOR 1585H Urban Forest Conservation Field Camp or alternate eligible field course
  • Year 2: Fall
    • FOR 3006H Case Study Analysis in Forest Management
    • FOR 3008H Capstone Project in Forest Conservation
    • Elective(s)

          Note: Students may take elective courses in any session of the program.

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