• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

Through the Master of Science in Forestry (MSF) degree at Northern Arizona University, design and conduct an original research project that advances scientific understanding of forest ecosystems and human management of forests.  The writing and defense of a professional-quality thesis also prepares students for the pursuit of a doctoral degree. 

Career

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, Northern Arizona University can help.

By pursuing an MSF in Forestry, 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

Courses include:

  • Quantitative Biology
  •  Statistical Methods
  • Meta-analysis In Ecology And Evolution
  • Wildlife Ecology And Applied Conservation Biology
  • Soil Ecology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    32 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test 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.

General Requirements

  • GRE® revised General Test
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Prerequisites (may be completed concurrently with the program) - 15 hours of Forestry coursework
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Statement of research interests
  • All applicants should make contact with potential faculty members in the department BEFORE APPLYING. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24484 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24484 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    24484 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24484 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    10480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10480 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Flagstaff

  • 1010 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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