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 Geographic Information Science (MGIS)—This program is proposed to begin in Fall 2013 pending Board of Control and State approval. 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.
- 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.
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.
The TMDFR is a dual MS degree program established in partnership between American and European universities. It affords students the opportunity to earn two MS degrees in a two-year timeframe (four semesters) while studying at three universities: two semesters at Michigan Tech, one semester at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, and one semester at the University of Helsinki.
For more information, contact C. P. Joshi, program advisor, at 906-487-3480 or firstname.lastname@example.org.