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Forestry

Emphasis in Forestry, Emphasis in Wood Science and Technology

Students seeking admission for the degree of Master of Science in Forestry (M.S.F.) should have completed an undergraduate curriculum in forestry, wood science or other natural resources related field. 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 forestry (biometry, ecology, economics, management, hydrology, operations, silviculture, urban forestry) or wood science & technology (bio-energy, bio-fuels, wood composites, wood marketing).   

The candidate must complete 30 hours of approved study, six hours of which shall constitute a thesis. The master of science in forestry has a non-thesis option. For this option, the candidate must complete thirty-six hours of approved study, eight hours of which shall consist of an applied problem as approved by the candidate's graduate committee. The program ordinarily requires two years of residence.

Admission to the Master’s program leading to the M.S.F. degree requires: