Master's Degrees

How is wood formed? What goods and services do our forests provide, and how can we nurture and sustain the benefits? How does wildlife affect humankind, and vice versa? Discover underlying, complex ecosystems. Explore wildlife migratory patterns. Assess plant populations, and probe the genetic characteristics of species. Use your advanced degree to understand and manage natural resource systems.

The Michigan Tech College of Forest Resources and Environmental Science awards four master of science degrees and two professional degrees.

Accelerated Master of Forestry and accelerated Master of Geographic Information Science options are available to Michigan Tech students pursuing eligible undergraduate majors.

Master of Science Degrees

Applied Ecology—MS

Gain the advanced tools and understanding to take on contemporary environmental challenges in natural and human-dominated ecosystems, and where they intersect, lakeshores to peatlands.

Forest Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology—MS

An emphasis on lab-based work to explore life process and genetic controls of forest organisms as they relate to their environment.

 Forest Ecology and Management—MS

Study ecological services and processes in natural forests and managed landscapes, from nutrient cycling to bird habitat, and the impact management has on forest organism products and functions.

"One of the aspects I enjoy most about forestry is management of our natural resources today while ensuring their preservation for the future. I study forestry as it allows me to pursue this ideal while stewarding the ecosystem I cherish."Joel Taylor '17, Master of Forestry