Admissions Requirement Update

For Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 semesters, GRE scores will not be required to complete your application.

For current Michigan Tech students, this program is available as an accelerated master's degree.

Few career paths are this green. At Michigan Technological University, you’ll get the skills and experience you need to manage and preserve our nation’s forests. Using the latest advancements in science and technology, you’ll tackle the threats to our woodland resources. What are you waiting for? Get outside and breathe in the possibilities.

What you'll work on

The Master of Forestry is a professional degree, so our coursework is designed to prepare you for a career in forestry. You’ll use and apply emerging technologies, such as remote sensing, geographic information systems, and statistical modeling. You’ll also explore how business principals factor into forest management situations. Our program is accredited by the Society of American Foresters (SAF), and students from SAF accredited undergraduate programs may be able to complete their studies in a shorter period of time.

Sample Areas of Interest

  • Forestry
  • Fire Ecology
  • Forest Biomaterials
  • Forest Biometry

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Who you'll work with

Our faculty include certified foresters and specialists in silviculture, ecological processes, and environmental resource management.

Faculty Spotlight

Tara Bal

Tara Bal
Research Assistant Professor,
Master of Forestry Degree
Program Director

"Get ready to hit the ground running!"

Graduating with strong field skills and a mastery of emerging technologies, problem-solving, leadership, and organizational abilities makes Master of Forestry graduates highly marketable to employers and ready from day one to be out in the field.

Where you'll work

The program boasts a strong field component, including a semester-long camp at Michigan Tech’s 5,500-acre Ford Center in the extensive hardwood and jack pine plain forests of the western Upper Peninsula. All students have ample opportunities for professional development through trainings, conferences, and exposure to public and private industries and the many different types of forestry.