Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

Forestry

Forest Science, Doctor of Philosophy


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Available Emphasis Areas:

This is the terminal degree in the profession of forestry, and it prepares you for a career in research and/or education. We offer three concentrations within this doctoral plan-ecosystem science, forest management sciences and economics, and forest social science.
  
For this plan, which involves completing a dissertation, we expect you to demonstrate your skill in generating original ideas; your considerable command of the literature; your skill at designing, analyzing, and interpreting research; your skill in scientific writing, including publication of research results in major professional refereed journals; and your basic skills in teaching. We expect you to be self-motivated and to largely direct your own research program with advice and counsel from your major professor and dissertation committee. We evaluate your work on the basis of the originality and quality of the new knowledge you generate.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

Forestry

Forest Science, Doctor of Philosophy


Careers

What Can I Do with a Doctor of Philosophy in Forest Science?

The Forest Science Ph.D. degree is the terminal degree offered in the profession of forestry. Students with the Ph.D. degree normally pursue a career in research and/or education. Ph.D. students are expected to demonstrate skill in the generation of original ideas, considerable command of the literature, skill at designing, analyzing, and interpreting research, skill in scientific writing including the publication of research results in major professional refereed journals and basic skills in teaching.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

Forestry

Forest Science, Doctor of Philosophy


University Requirements

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

Forestry

Forest Science, Doctor of Philosophy


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Minimum Units for Completion 63
Additional Admission Requirements Required
Dissertation Dissertation is required.
Comprehensive Exam Comprehensive Exam is required.
Oral Defense Oral Defense is required.
Research Individualized research is required.
Student Teaching/Supervised Teaching Required

Purpose Statement

The Doctorate in Forestry prepares students as academic professionals, scientists and policy specialists for government and non-governmental agencies and organizations by providing extensive study in the area of Forestry and the development of original scientific research through the completion of the dissertation.

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

 

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College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

Forestry

Forest Science, Doctor of Philosophy


Details

Additional Admission Requirements
Doctoral Requirements
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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

Forestry

Forest Science, Doctor of Philosophy


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