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Interested in taking your career to the next level? Do you wish to delve deeper into the science of forestry? A master’s degree in forestry will increase your job prospects and help you deepen your expertise in your expertise in this STEM field. And, it will also boost your earning potential: You’ll make nearly 40% more money with a master’s degree than you would with a bachelor’s degree.

The forestry program offers four unique master's degrees:

Master of Science in Forestry

Students who pursue a Master of Science in Forestry can choose to specialize in any of the subject areas in the Arthur Temple College of Forestry, including:

  • Silviculture
  • Forest ecology
  • Hydrology and watershed management
  • Soil science
  • Forest economics
  • Human dimensions in natural resources and resource interpretation
  • Wildlife management
  • Agroforestry
  • Urban forestry
  • Forest entomology

The Master of Science in Forestry is a thesis degree program. Students must conduct a thesis research project and write and defend their thesis work.

See the Graduate Bulletin for additional details, guidelines and requirements.

Master of Science in Forestry, concentration in geospatial science

The Master of Science in forestry with a concentration in geospatial science program prepares students to quantify, qualify, map, monitor and manage natural resources using tools such as:

  • Digital remote sensing using satellites, aircraft and drones
  • Geographic information systems
  • Global positioning systems

This graduate degree will provide students with the necessary skills to address natural resource-related problems, issues and concerns from a spatially oriented perspective. In addition to completing graduate coursework, students in the program will complete a master's thesis in the area of GIS and remote sensing.

See the Graduate Bulletin for additional details, guidelines and requirements.

Master of Science in Resource Communication (fully online)

This one-of-a-kind, online-only graduate program helps students advance their careers and hone their research, communication and resource interpretation skills. This program is designed primarily for natural resource professionals such as park rangers, interpreters, and park and recreation area managers.

Most students pursuing the Master of Science in resource communication work in natural parks or similar settings. Graduates of this program hold some of the highest positions at a number of renowned national parks across the country, including Grand Teton, Kenai Fjords, Glacier and Saguaro.

Students enrolled in this program may choose a thesis or non-thesis option.

See the Graduate Bulletin for additional details, guidelines and requirements.

Master of Forestry

This degree program offers a unique combination of forestry and business coursework. The program is designed to provide professional foresters with a deeper understanding of business, forest management and forest economics. To graduate, students must pass a final, comprehensive exam.

To be considered for admission to the Master of Forestry in forestry program, students must have at least five years of forestry work experience.

See the Graduate Bulletin for additional details, guidelines and requirements.



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