Masters of Science in Forestry (MS)
Students interested in pursuing an MS in Forestry may choose between two tracks. Students will not be admitted into the Research Intensive MS program until a faculty member has agreed to serve as major professor. If you're interested in applying for the Research Intensive MS you are encouraged to contact individual faculty members directly. Both degrees require a total of 30 credit hours:
See the Department of Forestry's Graduate Handbook for specific requirements. If you are applying for an MS, it is very important to indicate in your application to which degree track (Research Intensive vs Professional) you are applying. Do this at the end of your Academic Statement. If you are applying for the Research Intensive Track also indicate which faculty member(s) you are interested in working with.
Doctor of Philosophy in Forestry (PhD)
Students will not be admitted into the PhD program until a faculty member has agreed to serve as major professor. If you're interested in applying for a PhD, you are encouraged to contact individual faculty members directly.
Application materials must be submitted by December 1 for admission the following fall semester. Applications received after this date will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Michigan Christmas Tree Association Graduate Scholarship ($300) - Awarded to a graduate student who has demonstrated interest and participation in the Christmas tree industry and high scholarship.
Depending on the availability of funds in the department and in individual research projects, research assistantships may be available on a quarter-time or half-time (rarely three-quarter-time) basis. Besides a monthly stipend, assistantship recipients receive many other benefits including tuition waivers and health benefits. More information is available in the Graduate Student Handbook.
If you have questions about the graduate program in the Department of Forestry, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies in Forestry, Dr. David Rothstein, Associate Professor of Forest Ecology/Biogeochemistry.