Graduate Studies

Graduate education provides an excellent background for careers in private business, government service or research. Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology (REES) offers programs in the sub-disciplines of agricultural and resource economics, forest economics and rural & environmental sociology. Available research scholarships and fellowships are 12-month renewable appointments with competitive stipends. 

Please refer to the Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology Graduate Handbook to provide information regarding all facets of the Graduate Studies program of REES, and review your eligibility prior to applying.

Degree Programs:
Note: All programs begin in the Fall Term (September 1st).

Master of Science (MSc) 

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) 

Master of Agriculture (MAg) 

Early Application Deadline: February 15th
(full consideration for financial support)

Final Application Deadline: May 1st

Financial support may be available for exceptional students applying after February 15th, depending upon the circumstances of their individual cases. Given the time required to arrange for all supporting documents to be submitted, applicants are advised to start the process early.

Students admitted to REES are eligible to participate in the Land Reclamation International Graduate School (LRIGS). See the LRIGS program website for further information. 

Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
If you would like more comprehensive information regarding graduate studies, please refer to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research website.

Prospective Student Brochure


REES Graduate Handbook

If you would like additional information on admission to REES graduate programs, please contact:

Graduate Administrator, Admissions

2-10 Agriculture/Forestry Centre
University of Alberta,
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
T6G 2P5

Prospective Students

Current Students

You may also contact our Graduate Student Coordinators:
Dr. Henry An
Dr. John Parkins