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:
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.
|Progression Plan Link||View Program of Study|
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:
Individual program admission requirements include:
Take the following 32 units, as well as any required remedial coursework:
Ecology, Evolution & Conservation Biology Emphasis:
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.