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The Master of Science in Forestry program offers both thesis and non-thesis options. The 30-hour graduate degree in forestry highlighting forest management, natural resource policy and law and forest economics provides the knowledge to complete the task. We encourage you to realize the power of combining your career and education.

Program highlights:

All classes have instructors who are recognized experts in their fields of study. Each instructor will be available for questions and discussion throughout his/her courses. These instructors are real-life practitioners with advanced degrees who are experts in their areas of specialization.

What are some potential careers?

Doors will be open to jobs in fields such as forestry, conservation science, environmental science and wildlife biology. The program is not designed to provide the skills for a person to become a practicing field forester who manages the forest land base. That requires the coursework in an undergraduate Forestry curriculum.

Who should pursue this degree?

Students wishing to pursue this degree should have undergraduate or previous graduate degrees in programs that focus on biological/natural sciences or business/economics/policy. Students without undergraduate degrees in one of those two areas should have experience working in a forestry related field.

"I learned about experimental design so I can identify potential issues with research projects on the land I'm charged with managing. There've been a number I've recommended the program to, especially those who were working in forestry and didn't want to relocate."

David Schnake, Durham, NC

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