University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research

Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Killam Centre for Advanced Studies, 2-29 Triffo Hall
Edmonton, AB
Canada T6G 2E1

Renewable Resources

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Natural Resources Management and Policy
Description Graduate students can select twelve graduate degree programs in the Department of Renewable resources that fall under five broad topic areas: Conservation Biology, Forest Ecology and Management, Agriculture and the Environment, Reclamation and Restoration of Land and Water, and Environmental Soil Science. Our academic and support staff are committed to offering a friendly and welcoming environment for students. We are proud of our undergraduate programs in forestry, conservation biology, land reclamation and sustainable agriculture. We have a friendly atmosphere where professors take pride in their teaching, developing personal contacts with undergraduate students. Our graduate students come from diverse backgrounds and many countries. We offer research opportunities for graduate students in basic research problems at the organism, soil process or ecosystem level, but many of our graduate students study the management of ecosystems, linking their work to solving real-world problems. The work that we do has never been more relevant given the stresses on ecosystems because of demand for resources, climate change and loss of biodiversity. Our research and teaching is front and centre in society’s quest for sustainability and we are proud of our connections with the community at a local national and international level.
Website: Renewable Resources at University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Areas of Research: 1) Agroforestry 2) Conservation Biology 3) Forest Biology and Management 4) Land Reclamation and Remediation 5) Protected Areas and Wildland Management 6) Soil Science 7) Water and Land Resources 8) Wildlife Ecology and Management.
Thesis Based? Yes
Course Based? Yes
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 75
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
Transcripts are also required.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: July 19, 2015