Doctoral Degrees

Study carbon production, or the dynamics of wildlife and insect populations. Delve deep into the impact of anthropogenic operations on wildlife. Study forest trees using whole-plant, subcellular, and functional genomics approaches. Make significant contributions to the fields of molecular genetics and forest science with advanced training enhanced by 6,500 square feet of lab, 2,000 square feet of greenhouse space, and more than 4,000 acres of research forest. Establish your scientific or scholarly career studying fundamental questions that affect natural resource ecosystems and management situations in social and ethical contexts.

"Find your passion, and refine it."Andrew Storer, SFRES Graduate Program Director

The Michigan Tech School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science offers graduate programs for two doctor of philosophy degrees.

Forest Science—PhD

The research degree requires candidates to demonstrate advanced ability in course work and innovative research work in the areas of forest ecology, soils, silviculture, tree improvement, forest wildlife ecology and management, economics, inventory, geographic information systems, growth and yield, wood science, and forest biology. It is awarded in recognition of demonstrated mastery of subject matter in forest science, and demonstrated competency through research investigations that represent a significant contribution to the cumulative knowledge in the field.

Forest Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology—PhD

The research degree requires candidates to demonstrate advanced ability in course work and innovative research work related to molecular genetics of a forest species, and/or applying that knowledge to development of industrial products and processes. It is awarded in recognition of demonstrated mastery of subject matter in molecular genetics, and demonstrated competency through individual research investigations that represent a significant contribution to the cumulative knowledge of this field.

Please contact our graduate faculty members to discuss research topics and funding availability.