An advanced degree prepares a student for the challenges of understanding and managing natural resource systems. Research and education combine to help the student discover things such as underlying complex ecosystems, wildlife in the landscape, plant populations and the genetic characteristics of species.
The School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science awards four master of science degrees and one master of forestry degree.
- Master of Science in Forestry—Focuses on enhancing understanding of forest ecosystems processes and skills needed for forest land management.
- Master of Science in Forest Ecology and Management—Stresses understanding of ecosystem and organism functions in natural and managed forest landscapes.
- Master of Science in Applied Ecology—Emphasizes advanced understanding of natural and human dominated ecosystems and tools for the resolution of contemporary environmental problems.
- Master of Science in Forest Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology—Holistic focus on understanding the life process and genetic controls of forest organisms as they relate to their environment
The Master of Forestry degree program is intended for students who have completed a bachelor's degree in another field, but wish to redirect their career to forestry. The program is designed as a course work only professional master's degree to be completed in three semesters. It is accredited by the Society of American Foresters.
An accelerated degree option is available to Michigan Tech students pursuing an undergraduate degree in Forestry.
Professional program that will provide current and cutting-edge education in Geographic Information Science and related technologies, and train students to work as GIS specialists and managers.
The Master's International Program is a partnership between Michigan Tech and the Peace Corps, which affords students the opportunity to incorporate Peace Corps service into a graduate program in Forestry or Forest Ecology and Management.
Students may choose to pursue a graduate certificate concurrently with a graduate degree. Certificates can also be obtained by students who have completed an undergraduate degree.