College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences2012-2013
Forestry, Master of Forestry
What Can I Do with a Master of Forestry in Forestry?
Here, you will prepare for a career as a multi-resource forest manager. This degree is for you if you desire advanced training in Forestry, but don’t want to focus on research. You will have the freedom to select courses tailored to your personal interests, in addition to core courses. You will also work extensively to hone your written and oral communication skills, so that you can advance in today’s ever-changing job market.
With further education, one of these paths is possible:
- Policy analyst
- Forestry consultant
- Forest manager
- Research assistant
To receive a master’s degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject areas, consisting of at least 30 units of graduate-level courses. (Many master’s degree programs require more than 30 units.)
You must additionally complete:
- All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). This may include a thesis.
- All graduate work with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.
- All work toward the master’s degree must be completed within six consecutive years. The six years begins with the semester and year of admission to the program.
In addition to University Requirements:
- Complete individual plan requirements.
|Minimum Units for Completion||33|
|Additional Admission Requirements||Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.|
|Comprehensive Exam||Comprehensive Exam is required.
Additional Admission Requirements
- Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
Take the following 33 units, as well as any required remedial coursework, chosen with guidance from your faculty advisor. Please note that of these 33 units, at least 17 must be in FOR courses.
Core Courses (8-9 units)
At least one course from each of the following concentrations:
- STA 570 or one 3-unit graduate course with significant content in statistics (3 units)
- FOR 505, FOR 692 (3 units)
- FOR 689: Please note that this requirement involves preparing a professional paper on a subject related to management as a capstone integrating experience. This paper meets Northern Arizona University's requirement for a written comprehensive exam (3 units)
- Electives (15-16 units)
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.
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