12 months
25708 USD/year
25708 USD/year
11000 USD/year
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Are you happiest when you’re outdoors? Would you like to protect the environment for future generations? Do you want to change the world through research? If so, the Forestry program at Northern Arizona University can help.

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By pursuing an MSF in Forestry  at Northern Arizona University , you will acquire the skills to become a forestry researcher and help shape the future of the field. Here, you can delve more deeply into all aspects of forest ecosystems and their management: doing so can also help prepare you for a career in the private sector or with a public land management agency. You will also have the freedom to individually tailor a plan of study that gives you experience in carrying out the kind of research you expect to do throughout your professional career.

With further education, one of these paths is possible:

  • Research assistant
  • Forestry consultant
  • Forest manager
  • Policy analyst

Programme Structure

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

  • A thorough understanding of fundamental knowledge about forest ecosystems and human management of forests  
  • Examination of the broad range of research methods, modes of inquiry, and quantitative methods used in Forestry, including such elements as: the philosophy of science, epistemology, and statistics. 
  • A thorough understanding of research ethics, particularly the ability to examine how ethical issues impact decisions concerning research design, and applying this knowledge to develop ethical approaches to research methodology and data collection. 
  • Ability to effectively communicate in oral presentations, writing, and using posters to scientists, forestry professionals, and the general public about the student’s thesis research and topic.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have earned a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 out of a 4.0 scale for their bachelor’s degree to be considered for regular admission. Admitted students are expected to have undergraduate educational experiences, including general education studies, that are similar to those required for a baccalaureate at Northern Arizona University.
    • Applicants who have earned their degree(s) from an international institution must submit official transcripts directly from the university or college. The transcripts must be in the original language of the country accompanied by an English translation. If the degree awarded and the date of award is not on the transcripts, applicants must also include a separate degree certificate document.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25708 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25708 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    25708 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25708 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    11000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11000 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.



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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