12 months
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About

The Forestry program of the Utah State University is a land management degree focused on the integration of biological, social, and physical sciences and their application to the management of forest ecosystems.

Overview

USU is the only university in the state with a college devoted to the study of natural resources, and it is the only university in the state and one of only a few in the region with degree programs in forestry.

While studying in the Forestry program of the Utah State University, students can focus on a variety of related areas, including forest ecology, economics, social sciences, natural resource policy, wildlife species and their impact on forest ecosystems, hydrological dimensions, recreational dimensions, and more.

Each student works with their graduate committee to create an individualized plan of study that supports their area of research interests. Students are able to take courses in other areas and departments, gaining an interdisciplinary education in forestry and related aspects.

Career Options

Graduates in forestry are able to pursue careers as foresters in the following areas:

  • U.S. Forest Service
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • National Park Service
  • Other federal land management agencies
  • State natural resource and forestry agencies
  • Forest industry
  • Forest land management
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Native American tribes
  • Faculty and research positions with universities

Programme Structure

  • The Plan A option requires a thesis based on original research conducted by the student. From 6-15 semester credits of thesis research are required.  The semesters during which a student registers for thesis credit should correspond as closely as possible to the semesters in which the thesis work is done and faculty supervision is provided. 
  • The Plan B option is recommended for professional forestry managers who do not plan on research careers. The Plan B option requires the production of a paper.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Applications for graduate programs are accepted year-round. Chances for acceptance are best if students apply from October through January of each academic year

Credits

30 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

Students with undergraduate degrees in natural resources or sciences are preferred.

To be accepted to the program, it is recommended that applicants first contact a specific faculty member with whom they are interested in working. If the faculty member is accepting graduate students and agrees to work with the student, the student can then apply by completing the following application requirements:

  • Complete the online application
  • Pay the $55 application fee
  • Score at or above the 40th percentile on the GRE
  • Have a 3.0 or higher GPA on your last 60 semester or 90 quarter credits
  • Provide transcripts of all college/university credits
  • Provide three contacts for letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15964 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7982 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    15964 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7982 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    4684 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2342 USD per semester during 12 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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