Forest Ecology Management—MS

The perfect place to study our natural world? This is it. Our abundance of habitats and biodiversity make Michigan Technological University ideal for researching ecosystems and organismal functions. We’re surrounded by one of the largest forested areas in the eastern United States and have incredible access to multiple water resources, including Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world. Come grow with us. Are you ready?

Program Overview

Our master's in forest ecology management researches global climate change to photosynthesis and microbial processes. We specialize in ecology, forest science, genetics and biotechnology, natural resource policy, and wildlife, including the longest-running predator-prey study in the nation on Isle Royale. 

  • Delivery Options

    • On-Campus: MS

Forest Ecology Management Program Details

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On-Campus Programs

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Graduate Director

Molly Cavaleri

Graduate Assistant

Marjorie Banovetz


Sample Areas of Interest

Select areas of interest to help customize your forest ecology management MS. Sample areas include:

  • Applied Ecology
  • Avian Ecology
  • Forest Ecology
  • Island Ecology

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Application Process and Admissions Requirements

Applications are reviewed on an individual basis using a holistic approach. Fill out our free graduate application online to apply to any of our programs. Official transcripts and scores are not required for the initial application, although you will need to upload them later.

Accredited by HLC

Michigan Tech has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1928. Our Graduate School offers over 125 certificates, master's, and PhD programs to provide our students and the world with what tomorrow needs.

Who You'll Work With

From studying sustainable landscapes to peatland and wetland restoration, our faculty are collaborative and interdisciplinary. They’ll work with you to create a program that matches your career goals.

Where You'll Work

We are active in the Ecosystem Science Center and the University-wide Michigan Forest Biomaterials Initiative. Our faculty actively participate in other multidisciplinary centers and institutes at Michigan Tech, including the Life Science and Technology Institute, the Michigan Tech Research Institute, the Sustainable Futures Institute, and the Michigan Tech Transportation Institute. We also partner with the USDA Forest Service Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science. Our research projects have been conducted in national forests and national parks. 

Faculty Spotlight

Yvette Dickinson

Yvette Dickinson
Adjunct Professor

"We use forests every day. Sustainable forest management affects everyone."

Silviculture applies ecological knowledge to management of forests for wildlife habitat, ecosystem health, timber, and other benefits. Dickinson investigates new techniques for sustainably managing forests, so that they will continue to provide benefits for future generations.

Program Faculty