M.S. Degree in Forest Resources

The Master of Science degree program is oriented towards research, education, and scientific technology in the professions of forest products and forestry.

Faculty expertise, laboratories, and outdoor facilities are available to support specialization in a variety of fields. Possibilities for specialization are indicated in part by the courses listed under wood products, forestry, and wildlife and fisheries, and by related courses in:

  • agricultural economics,
  • agronomy,
  • animal nutrition,
  • biology,
  • business administration,
  • chemical engineering,
  • computer science,
  • ecology,
  • economics,
  • entomology,
  • environmental pollution control,
  • environmental resource management,
  • genetics,
  • horticulture,
  • industrial engineering,
  • landscape architecture,
  • meteorology,
  • physiology,
  • plant pathology,
  • polymer sciences,
  • recreation and parks,
  • regional planning,
  • statistics.
Admission Requirements

The minimum admissions requirements established by Penn State University's Graduate School and the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management.

Degree Requirements

The degree requirements stipulated by the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, in conjunction with the Graduate School of Penn State University.


Information about the Dual-Titles available to M.S. Forest Resources students.

Advisory Committee

M.S. Advisory Committee appointment, membership, and responsibilities information.

Research and Thesis

M.S. Thesis Research information.

Final Oral Examination

M.S. Final Oral Examination (Thesis Defense) information.

MS FOR Checklist.pdf

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Summary of Graduate Coursework for M.S. Degree in Forest Resources.pdf

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