Master of Forestry

The Master of Forestry (MF) in Sustainable Forest Management is intended for students who wish to pursue professional career pathways in forestry and related fields. The MF degree provides pathways for students with or without previous forestry-related education or experience to develop the skills and knowledge needed to begin careers as forestry professionals and for current forestry professionals to continue their career development and growth. Students choose one area of concentration, representing different disciplines involved in the sustainable management of forest ecosystems to achieve multiple social, economic and environmental objectives. The MF degree program can be completed in as few as four terms of study.  

Options of study

Forest Business for Private Landowners Focus (MF only)

The Forest Business for Private Landowners focus trains students to utilize business techniques to analyze decisions commonly made by private forest landowners to achieve their management objectives. Coursework and faculty expertise focus on areas such as economics, finance, and taxation.

Contact: Tamara Cushing


Spatial Science and Analysis Focus (MF only)

The Spatial Science and Analysis focus is for those that wish to study the application of spatial science and tools for natural resources. GIS and remote sensing courses are highlighted in the curriculum, as is a requirement for spatial programming and statistics. Students completing this option should have a solid foundation for careers as analysts and potential managers for spatial operations.

Contact: Michael Wing


Silviculture, Fire and Forest Health (MF only)

Managing forest vegetation dynamics and ecosystem processes to achieve a range of management objectives.

Contact: Matt Powers