MSU Forestry students discover their role in sustaining forests and the ecosystem services they provide, including conservation of biodiversity, wood, clean water and global climate stabilization. Students learn to be leaders through multi-disciplinary coursework, field studies, cutting edge technology and mentorship from respected faculty in one of the longest-standing Forestry programs in the United States.


Undergraduate Program

The Bachelor of Science in Forestry educates forestry science professionals and is accredited by the Society of American Foresters. It integrates ecology, biology, economics and social science to help students solve some of the world’s most pressing natural resource, environmental, and energy issues.

Graduate Programs

Graduate programs have two tracks: research-intensive or professional. They are designed for individuals pursuing a wide range of careers in academia, management, public agencies, non-government organizations or the private sector. Students also have the option to obtain a Graduate Certificate in: Spatial Ecology or Forest Carbon Science, Policy and Management.



We generate and translate knowledge of trees, forests and associated natural and human systems to advance sustainable solutions for people and ecosystems.


We create the future of sustainable forestry through innovative research, learning and outreach.

Our Values

At MSU Forestry, we agree with and support University initiatives that are designed to create a welcoming, safe and inclusive collegiate community. We value the uniqueness that every person adds. Faculty and staff are committed to fostering open dialogue and supportive communication. Resources can be found at the following links for more information about MSU policies:

The MSU Sexual Assault Program (SAP)

The MSU Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Prevention Program

Undocumented Student Resources 


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Department of Forestry was awarded a Gold DEI Badge in May 2022 recognizing its diversity, equity and inclusion efforts during the 2021-2022 academic year.

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The award was given by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.