Students come to do graduate work in FERM from a variety of backgrounds, though most have undergraduate degrees in forestry, natural resources, engineering, or a related field. Our Sustainable Forest Management program may include coursework in other departments of the University. Thesis research typically draws on the strengths of these related departments with their faculty serving on the graduate committees of our students. Click "more" for further information on the programs as well as NEW funding opportunities!
Sustainable Forest Management Advising Guide (PDF)
Sustainable Forest Management
|Forest Operations Planning and Management||Forest Policy Analysis and Economics||Forest Biometrics and Geomatics|
|Planning, organizing, and executing forest plans; enhancing supply chain efficiency and improving international competitiveness. more||Analyzing tradeoffs in the forest and resource policy decision process; public land use policy; interpretations of regulations; markets for forest products; forest certification; theoretical and applied research related to ecosystem services. more||Modeling tree and stand development; forest data sampling and monitoring methods; forest measurements and assessments; mapping and data management technologies. more|
|Silviculture, Fire, and Forest Health||Forest Watershed Management||Engineering for Sustainable Forestry|
|Manipulating vegetation to achieve management objectives, from restoration to intensive timber production; fire ecology and fire management; forest ecosystem health. more||Understanding watershed conditions and processes in forested ecosystems and the effects of management activities; evaluating and improving soil and water quality and related practices and policies for forest operations. more||Designing forest operations to achieve sustainable forest management objectives; ecological restoration operations; road design and construction. more|
The first step in the application process is to find an academic supervisor for your graduate program.
You should look through the information in each of the 6 graduate program Areas of Concentration (above) and contact professors that have similar research interests to yours.
The second step is to apply to Oregon State University. Please visit the Graduate School web page.
To be eligible for assistantships and fellowships, your completed application should arrive by January of the calendar year you want to start your program. Assistantship and fellowship decisions are usually made during February for the following academic year (September).
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