Students seeking admission for the degree of Master of Science in Forestry (M.S.F.)
should have completed an undergraduate curriculum in forestry. A student whose
undergraduate degree is in a field other than forestry will ordinarily be required
to take supplemental undergraduate courses. Candidates for the degree may pursue
an emphasis in forest resources management or wood science and technology. Within
their selected area of emphasis, candidates may focus their studies on forest biometry,
forest ecology, forest economics, forest business, forest management, forest hydrology,
silviculture, wood science and technology, forest operations, wood composites,
wood marketing, bio-energy, or bio-fuels.
Recreation, Parks and Tourism Resources
This program focuses on human dimensions of recreation, tourism and natural resources.
We include a diverse group of publics in our training, research, and technical
assistance programs such as policy-makers, tourists, communities, resource managers,
entrepreneurs, nonprofit organizations, and private landowners. We aim to understand
how human and organizational values, perceptions, attitudes, and behavior shape
and are shaped by recreation, tourism, and natural resource management systems.
Wildlife and Fisheries Resources
The Wildlife and Fisheries Resources Program at WVU is dedicated to developing the
next generation of young fisheries and wildlife professionals. This program offers
two levels of advanced degree with a Master of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries
Resources and a Ph.D. in Forest Resources available. At the M.S. or Ph.D. level,
students work closely with their faculty advisor and mentor to develop a unique
research program that will prepare them for a career in this field. Students typically
focus on either Wildlife OR Fisheries for these advanced degrees.