M.Sc. On Campus

Forest and Natural Resource Sciences

12 months
33548 USD/year
33548 USD/year
13674 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Forest and Natural Resource Sciences encompasses a wide variety of social and natural science disciplines while addressing issues that range from molecular to landscape and societal levels. The Forest and Natural Resource Sciences MSc program is offered at University of Kentucky.


This broad scope creates a stimulating atmosphere for graduate education and research, leading to innovative approaches in the sustainable management of forest and other natural resources.

Graduate study can be conducted in a variety of disciplines and interdisciplinary topic areas including plant physiology, genetics, forest management, forest soils, economics, invasive species, natural resource policy, wood utilization, wildlife biology and management, conservation biology, forest ecology, silviculture, hydrology, natural resource policy, restoration ecology (including mine reclamation), and watershed management.

Career opportunities

Many forestry graduates continue their education in graduate school. Job opportunities for graduates from the Forest and Natural Resource Sciences MSc program offered at University of Kentucky include:

  • Forester
  • State and Federal Forester
  • Land Manager
  • Urban Forester
  • Consulting Forester
  • Wildland Firefighter
  • Utility Forester
  • Arborist
  • Forest Biologist
  • GIS Specialist
  • County Extension Agent
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Water Quality Specialist
  • Researcher
  • Naturalist and many more. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Forests and Forestry
  • Communication and Professional Development in Forestry and Natural Resources
  • Issues in Agriculture, Food and Environment
  • Forestry and Natural Resource Ethics
  • Forest Fire 
  • Forest Resource Policy and Law

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


24 SCH
  • 30 credits (non-thesis masters)


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CV
  • Personal Statement: This should describe one’s academic and professional goals and interests. Applicant must indicate in personal statement: (a) which faculty member s/he wishes to have as the major professor, and (b) whether or not s/he is applying for an assistantship.
  • GRE
  • Three letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33548 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    33548 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33548 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13674 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13674 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Lexington-Fayette

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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