Master's Degrees

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 Forestry—Professional Degree

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.

For more information, read about the Master of Forestry program or contact Tara Bal

Master of Geographic Information Science (MGIS)— Professional Degree

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.

For more information, read about the Master of Geographic Information Science program or contact Mike Hyslop.

Peace Corps Master's International

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.

Please contact Dr. Audrey Mayer for information on this program or read more about the Peace Corps Master's International Program at Michigan Tech.

Graduate Certificates

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.