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Master of Science in Forestry with geospatial science concentration

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Your map to a successful career 

A graduate degree in geospatial science can prepare you for an exciting, high-paying career in a variety of settings, such as conservation and sustainability, environmental consulting, anthropology and archaeology, city planning, historic preservation, and oil and gas exploration.

Master of Science in forestry, concentration in geospatial science  

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

  • Photogrammetry
  • Digital remote sensing
  • 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 have opportunities to work side-by-side with faculty members on a variety of research and community service projects.

Admission requirements

Before you apply to the program, you’ll need to contact a faculty member within the Geospatial Science program who shares your research interests. The faculty member you select must agree to be your major advisor before you start the application process.

Once you have a major advisor, you’ll need to submit:

  • a completed Texas Common Application Form
  • an application fee
  • a letter of application (make sure to include the name of the faculty member who will serve as your major advisor)
  • two letters of recommendation on an official letterhead
  • and official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

GRE scores are not required for the following applicants:

  • graduates of SFA’s Bachelor of Science in forestry program
  • applicants who hold an undergraduate degree in a natural resource field (must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher)
  • or applicants who have five years or professional experience.

Applications can be submitted to Dr. Matthew McBroom at

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


Geospatial Science

Forestry Building
Room 103

Mailing Address:
PO Box 6109, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962