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. Are you ready?

Accelerated Master's Program is available for current Michigan Tech students.

Program Overview

The master's 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.

  • Delivery Options

    • Accelerated: MF
    • On-Campus: MF

Forestry Program Details

Choose a specific degree option or delivery type to learn more about the master's of forestry program at Michigan Tech. 

On-Campus Programs

Additional Program Information

Want to learn more about forestry at Michigan Tech? Visit the department for more information:

"I chose Michigan Tech for its renowned programs, picturesque setting, and wonderful town surrounding campus; it's a great place and I do not regret choosing Michigan Tech."Greg Horton, Forestry


Graduate Director

Tara Bal

Graduate Assistant

Marjorie Banovetz


Sample Areas of Interest

Select areas of interest to help customize your forestry MF. Sample areas include:

  • Forestry
  • Fire Ecology
  • Forest Biomaterials
  • Forest Biometry

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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

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

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.

Faculty Spotlight

Tara Bal

Tara Bal
Assistant Professor, Forestry

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.

Program Faculty