Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

Forestry

Forestry, Master of Science in Forestry


Academic Information

Available Emphasis Areas:

Our traditional thesis option is an individually tailored plan of study that gives you experience in carrying out the kind of research you can expect to do throughout your professional career. This academic plan normally requires two calendar years of academic work that you may begin in either Fall or Spring term.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

Forestry

Forestry, Master of Science in Forestry


Careers

What Can I Do with a Master of Science in Forestry in Forestry?

Are you happiest when you’re outdoors? Would you like to protect the environment for future generations? Do you want to change the world through research? If so, Northern Arizona University can help.

By pursuing an MSF in Forestry, you will acquire the skills to become a forestry researcher and help shape the future of the field. Here, you can delve more deeply into all aspects of forest ecosystems and their management: doing so can also help prepare you for a career in the private sector or with a public land management agency. You will also have the freedom to individually tailor a plan of study that gives you experience in carrying out the kind of research you expect to do throughout your professional career.

With further education, one of these paths is possible:
  • Research assistant
  • Forestry consultant
  • Forest manager
  • Policy analyst

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

Forestry

Forestry, Master of Science in Forestry


University Requirements

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

Forestry

Forestry, Master of Science in Forestry


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Minimum Units for Completion 32
Additional Admission Requirements Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
Thesis Thesis is required.
Oral Defense Oral Defense is required.
Research Individualized research is required.
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Purpose Statement

The Master of Science in Forestry (MSF) degree is intended for students wishing to pursue professional and research-oriented careers in the management and policy of forest resources for public, private, and non-profit sectors.  Through our thesis degree, students design and conduct an original research project that advances scientific understanding of forest ecosystems and human management of forests.  The writing and defense of a professional-quality thesis also prepares students for the pursuit of a doctoral degree.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students work closely with their advisor to create a course of study wherein they achieve the following competencies:

Emphasis in Ecology, Evolution & Conservation Biology (EECB)

The EECB emphasis provides the opportunity for students in the Forestry M.F. Program to specialize in ecology, evolution, and conservation biology. Students completing the EECB emphasis will have the following competencies:

 

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

Forestry

Forestry, Master of Science in Forestry


Details

Additional Admission Requirements
Master's Requirements
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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

Forestry

Forestry, Master of Science in Forestry


Campus Availability

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