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14 MSc Programs in Forest Sciences

The Master of Science, or MSc degree, is an academic achievement with a scientific emphasis that students may work toward after successfully earning a related bachelor’s degree. Many MSc degree holders go on to achieve well-paying careers across a variety of global industries, while others choose to pursue a PhD. Students interested in furthering their scientific education often ask, “… Read more

The Master of Science, or MSc degree, is an academic achievement with a scientific emphasis that students may work toward after successfully earning a related bachelor’s degree. Many MSc degree holders go on to achieve well-paying careers across a variety of global industries, while others choose to pursue a PhD.

Students interested in furthering their scientific education often ask, “Just what is an MSc in Forest Sciences?” The Forest Sciences MSc program is a great option for students interested in conducting scientific research that leads to an increase in both basic and applied knowledge. Most Forest Science graduate degree programs emphasize the sustainable use of the world’s forest areas. Students are expected to adopt the knowledge, experience, skills, and methods that are critical for understanding, utilizing, and protecting forested landscapes. Topics of study typically include the world’s many ecosystems, biodiversity conservation, and wildlife protection.

Students who receive Forest Science MSc degrees have acquired the skills and scientific know-how necessary to excel. They stand out in an assortment of profitable careers in the fast-growing fields of global forestry and agricultural science. As issues such as climate change and natural resource management become increasingly concerning, the need for qualified, knowledgeable professionals around the globe grows. Forestry Science MSc grads are also typically able to obtain gainful employment in countries around the world.

The cost of earning an MSc degree in Forestry Sciences varies from school to school and from country to country. Price is based on factors such as the length and prestige of the program and the geographic region in which it is taken.

Students who earn an MSc in Forestry Sciences are qualified for employment in numerous positions across the natural resource and forestry sectors. Numerous career opportunities exist around the globe in both governmental and non-governmental organizations, in consulting companies, and in forest industries.

Students interested in learning more about the opportunities that exist for advanced Forestry Services degree holders should explore our comprehensive database of related programs available around the globe. Additional information about specific programs may be gained by utilizing our lead form. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland

Do you want to affect the future of forests, a key natural resource and wellspring of biodiversity? Have you ever wondered why forests are called the lungs of the Earth and ho ... +

Do you want to affect the future of forests, a key natural resource and wellspring of biodiversity? Have you ever wondered why forests are called the lungs of the Earth and how climate change relates to forests? Or how trees are grown and processed into products in a sustainable and efficient manner? And how are the economy and forests interrelated? -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English, Finnish, Swedish
Aug 2023
04 Jan 2023
Campus
 
University of Eastern Finland
Joensuu, Finland

MSc European Forestry (MSc EF) is a top-class taught Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Program (EMJMD) in the field of forest sciences. The quality of our program i ... +

MSc European Forestry (MSc EF) is a top-class taught Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Program (EMJMD) in the field of forest sciences. The quality of our program is acknowledged by the European Commission, which awarded the MSc European Forestry Erasmus Mundus status for years 2004–2014 and for years 2016–2019. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2023
18 Jan 2023
Campus
 
University of Padova
Padua, Italy

The Master’s degree proposes a holistic, innovative, and international vision on the management and conservation of forests and natural resources. The program provides a wide ... +

The Master’s degree proposes a holistic, innovative, and international vision on the management and conservation of forests and natural resources. The program provides a wide understanding of the functioning of forest ecosystems, skills for sustainable and responsible management of forests and rural landscape, the capacity to interpret complex socio-ecological systems, and to identify innovative solutions for environmental management in line with the major local and global environmental issues. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 

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Estonian University of Life Sciences
Tartu, Estonia

The program's goal is to prepare leading specialists for planning and analysis in multifunctional forestry, who can take responsibility and make sustainable strategic decision ... +

The program's goal is to prepare leading specialists for planning and analysis in multifunctional forestry, who can take responsibility and make sustainable strategic decisions. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2023
11 Apr 2023
Campus
 
Université de Lorraine
Nancy, France

The MSc program is a research-driven approach to the understanding and management of forest ecosystems, providing fundamental and applied knowledge on the organization, functi ... +

The MSc program is a research-driven approach to the understanding and management of forest ecosystems, providing fundamental and applied knowledge on the organization, functioning, and dynamics of forest ecosystems and communities (including tree physiology, biogeochemistry, ecology, genetics) and on the major quantitative tools of ecosystem observation and experiment analysis (GIS, statistics, modeling). Specific emphasis is placed on the interaction between forest ecosystems and their environment, including global change issues. -
MSc
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Campus
 
Southern University Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, USA

The Urban Forestry Master of Science Graduate Program was established in the fall of 1998. The mission of the graduate program is to provide graduate students with a curriculu ... +

The Urban Forestry Master of Science Graduate Program was established in the fall of 1998. The mission of the graduate program is to provide graduate students with a curriculum that offers sound academic training and experiential learning activities for professional career positions in governmental agencies, research organizations, and private firms. The program utilizes an interdisciplinary, total quality management approach to train students so that they can ultimately address critical issues and concerns in the science and management of urban forestry and natural resources. Each student will follow a prescribed program of course work and conduct a thesis research or capstone project tailored toward emerging issues or problems in urban forestry. -
MSc
English
 
Oregon State University College of Forestry
Corvallis, USA

The Master of Science in Sustainable Forest Management is appropriate for students who want two or more years of formal graduate work and who wish to develop a limited researc ... +

The Master of Science in Sustainable Forest Management is appropriate for students who want two or more years of formal graduate work and who wish to develop a limited research specialization. Designed primarily for pursuing careers in research or teaching or those seeking professional development through in-depth research on a topic of interest, the MS program can be either a terminal degree or the first step toward a doctorate. The program provides an opportunity for independent research to be reported in a formal Master’s Thesis. MS students choose from one of the six SFM areas of concentration. -
MSc
English
Campus
 
The University of Göttingen
Göttingen, Germany

Looking at the forest and forest ecosystem from various perspectives: ecosystem analysis and modeling, ecosystems sciences, and tropical forestry – you can specialize in one o ... +

Looking at the forest and forest ecosystem from various perspectives: ecosystem analysis and modeling, ecosystems sciences, and tropical forestry – you can specialize in one of these three foci as your individually chosen forestry topic. In addition to the compulsory modules, you can extend your course of studies thanks to a large set of options, internships, and international visits. This degree program qualifies the student for an international career in forest and ecosystems management as well as in the areas of environmental protection and conservation. -
MSc
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Campus
 
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, USA

Graduate study is offered in the Department of Forestry leading to the degrees of Master of Science in forestry and Doctor of Philosophy in forest resources. Specialized areas ... +

Graduate study is offered in the Department of Forestry leading to the degrees of Master of Science in forestry and Doctor of Philosophy in forest resources. Specialized areas of study include forest business, forest management and economics, forest genetics, forest hydrology and soils, silviculture, forest biometrics, forest photogrammetry and remote sensing, forest tree and seed physiology, forest harvesting, and operations, and forest ecophysiology. The department has an extensive research program within the Mississippi Forest and Wildlife Research Center. This program provides the graduate student with a wide choice of problems for thesis or dissertation research supervised by an experienced faculty. Visit the MSU Online Graduate Catalog for course descriptions and more information. -
MSc
English
Campus
 
The University of Eastern Finland - Joensuu Campus
Joensuu, Finland

TRANSatlantic FORestry Master (TRANSFOR-M) is a two-year Master's degree programme leading to a European and a Canadian Master's degrees in forestry and environmental manageme ... +

TRANSatlantic FORestry Master (TRANSFOR-M) is a two-year Master's degree programme leading to a European and a Canadian Master's degrees in forestry and environmental management. As a TRANSFOR-M student, you will study modern sustainable forestry and environmental management approaches and gain multicultural perspectives on environmental, economic, and social issues. Your studies will consist of one-year studies in Finland and one-year studies in Canada. -
MSc
English
Campus
 
Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences
Auburn, USA

Master of Science (MS) A research proposal and thesis based on original research are major components of the MS degree. The program normally requires 2 – 3 years for completio ... +

Master of Science (MS) A research proposal and thesis based on original research are major components of the MS degree. The program normally requires 2 – 3 years for completion, and can be tailored for students with interests in forest management, ecology and environmental sciences, economics, engineering, or business. -
MSc
English