Masters Programs in Forest Sciences

Compare 14 Masters Programs in Forest Sciences

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If an undergraduate degree is considered a foot in the door to a given field, a master's degree is the crucial next step that can develop and progress one's career path. This degree helps students specialize in a given profession, and demonstrates knowledge and experience to potential employers.

 

What is a Master in Forest Sciences? This program focus prepares students for rewarding careers in the realm of environmental science. The field includes many subdisciplines, from forest management and sustainability to ecology and land management. Students learn how best to allocate resources and protect natural conservation efforts. Many forest sciences programs insist on extensive research and fieldwork, so students are exposed to the reality and enormity of the task of sustainability. Coursework can also involve a fair amount of plant politics, biology, atmospheric science and geology.

 

One advantage to this path of study is its timeliness; today, environmental awareness is at an all-time high. People around the world are clamoring to reduce their carbon footprint and protect the environment. Graduates of a Master in Forest Sciences program have an important role to play in these efforts.

 

Every master's program involves different costs. A school's admissions office can answer any questions regarding tuition and finances.

 

This master's degree lends itself well to a large number of careers. Given the impressive knowledge base and field experience that students gain, many graduates find that they are sought out as consultants, researchers and specialists. This degree can also open the door to careers such as environmental advocates, educators and foresters. Part of what makes all of these careers so rewarding is the lasting, positive impact they can have on the environment.

 

If you are interested in making a difference in the field of forest sciences, our database of schools can help you begin searching for a program that fits both your schedule and your goals. 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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MPhil in Social Forestry and Environmental Governance

University Of Energy And Natural Resources
Campus Part time 2 years September 2017 Ghana Sunyani

The aim of the programme is to train human resources at advanced social forestry and environmental governance capable of recognizing human system in managing forest and environmental challenges within and outside Ghana. This is clearly in line with the mission of UENR. [+]

Masters in Forest Sciences. Introduction The School of Natural Resources is poised to provide a strong and vibrant leadership to the forest and natural resources industry to meet the increasing demand for housing, recreation, tourism and green spaces. This will require an intimate knowledge of climate, species, and physical facilities, political, social and legal systems. Issues of interest include the increased demand for market and non-market goods and services from forests and related natural resources, land availability for industrial forestry and natural resource conservation, natural resource sustainability, habitat conservation, and ecosystem management. The Master and Doctoral programmes will provide graduates with a working knowledge of specialized environmental and natural resources scopes and introduce them to the critical relationships between human activities and the environment. National Relevance Globally, the threat to and decease of world forests and the negative impacts on human or social system as well as the ascendency of multifaceted environmental problems call for capacity development in these areas. Ghana is not exempted from these challenges. The rationale being that the country is currently facing numerous problems ranging from deforestation, pollution of water resources and environmental degradation. Ameliorating these problems, the country needs human resources that have a better understanding of social issues and environmental governance. Understanding the structures, function, performance of public authorities and institutions at all levels could help formulate policies aimed at controlling/managing environmental degradation. Governing the planet`s rich diverse natural resources is an increasingly complex challenge. In this world of interconnected nations, economies and people,... [-]

Master In Agriculture Sciences (15 Month Internship Program With Stipend)

Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena
Campus Full time 15 months October 2017 Spain Cartagena

This Master program's main objective is to train researchers in the field of agricultural and food development. All current indicators show that an increase in the critical mass of researchers in this area in the EU is necessary; although agriculture, from the production stage to processing and manufacturing has a very broad field in which you can research and innovation, there are certain horizontal working tools that allow train students with excellent technical capabilities and application to areas as varied as the environment, animal and plant genetics and improvement, food processing or pest control. These facts have led us to formulate a Master's program has four distinct modules, one of methodological courses and three fundamental courses. [+]

The Master program of Advanced Techniques in Research and Agricultural Development and Food intends to start university students in research in this field. The program is based, on the one hand, the research conducted at the School of Agricultural Engineering and secondly, in the technological development of the Spanish agriculture and food sector. This Master program's main objective is to train researchers in the field of agricultural and food development, as all current indicators show that an increase in the critical mass of researchers in this area in the EU is necessary; although agriculture, from the production stage to processing and manufacturing has a very broad field in which you can research and innovation, there are certain horizontal working tools that allow train students with excellent technical capabilities and application to areas as varied as the environment, animal and plant genetics and improvement, food processing or pest control. These facts have led us to formulate a Master's program has four distinct modules, one of methodological courses and three fundamental courses. Students carry out the proposed Master program must become academics in research and development in the agricultural and food sector. JUSTIFICATION The official Master in Advanced Techniques in Research and Agricultural Development and Food (TAIDA) is a response to the demands of society in knowledge and training in emerging technologies that improve and optimize production and food quality at all stages of development and marketing through efficient use of resources while minimizing environmental impact. The main areas of specialization are... [-]

Master in Environmental and Forest Sciences

Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Reggio Calabria

The 2nd Cycle Degree Course (Master Degree) in Environmental and Forest Sciences represents the logical extension of the homonymous 1st Cycle Course (Bachelor Course), Class L25. The main goal of the Course is to provide professional forest graduates with enhanced skills in strategic planning and management and with the technical, cultural, and management instruments necessary to operate in the fields of... [+]

Masters in Forest Sciences. The 2nd Cycle Degree Course (Master Degree) in Environmental and Forest Sciences represents the logical extension of the homonymous 1st Cycle Course (Bachelor Course), Class L25. The main goal of the Course is to provide professional forest graduates with enhanced skills in strategic planning and management and with the technical, cultural, and management instruments necessary to operate in the fields of protection, conservation and monitoring of forest, pastoral and faunal resources, woodland protection from wildfires, soil protection and conservation, territory ecological planning and the establishment of low environmental impact operations aimed at protecting and enhancing mountain and hillslope areas. First year Forest Geobotany Management of Forest Systems and Safety in Forestry Operations Silviculture and arboriculture for timber production Wood Harvesting and Safety in Forestry Operations Soil Ecology Environmental Chemistry of Urban and Forest Ecosystems Soil Protection and Conservation and Watersheds Planning Soil Protection and Conservation and Hydraulic Rehabilitation Watersheds Planning and Management Plant diseases and phytosanitary protection Diseases of green areas and of ornamental plants Integrate Protection of the Forest Systems Natural and Cultivated Mountain Systems Second year Forest Fire Protection Economics and Environment Appraisal Ethology and wildlife management Landscape planning and infrastructures in agro-forestry areas Electives Final project Laboratory of GIS Apprenticeship Training and Guidance Internship [-]

MA In Sustainable Management Of Forest Ecosystems

Université Du Québec En Outaouais UQO
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Gatineau Saint-Jérôme

[..] This multidisciplinary control is for candidates who wish to become skilled professionals in the sustainable management of forest ecosystems. [+]

The management of forest ecosystems in specialized workers involved in the definition, management and resolution of problems of various kinds in order to contribute to the implementation of sustainable forest development. They provide ecosystem management and sustainable forest planning taking into account, in their principles and practices of management, multiple user needs, the demands of interest groups, the land use objectives and protection of forest ecosystems . In this perspective, this multidisciplinary control is for candidates who wish to become skilled professionals in the sustainable management of forest ecosystems. Thanks to active teaching methods that integrate ecological, economic and sociological, students will develop their ability to define, manage and solve complex problems. After their training, they will master the concepts and interdisciplinary skills to deliver sustainable forest development projects, develop coherent strategies with systemic management, introduce integrated management approaches to resources and evaluate the services offered ecosystems. FEATURES The professional master is for candidates who have training is in biology, environment, geography, social sciences, economics or planning. This multidisciplinary program trains qualified professionals in sustainable management of forest ecosystems combining uniquely a set of active teaching methods and integrating the ecological, economic and sociological problems to solve. At the end of their training, graduates will be able to offer sustainable forestry development projects, to develop coherent strategies with systemic management, introduce integrated management approaches and resources to evaluate the services that 'ecosystems provide. Building on the mastery of skills, this diverse roster includes distance learning and classroom courses in several... [-]

Master in Management of Forest Resources

Polytechnic Institute Of Bragança
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Portugal Bragança

This master programme is fully lectured in English and its main goal is to provide technological training with a rather strong professional approach. [+]

Masters in Forest Sciences. Program Description This master programme is fully lectured in English and its main goal is to provide technological training with a rather strong professional approach. This master programme confers competences in specialized areas of the forest sector: breeding, hunting, fishing, forestry, forest grazing, forest protection, afforestation in urban areas, forest certification, biomass and carbon sequestration, tourism and recreational nature, reclamation and cartographic modelling. It is focused on the management of spaces with forest vocation and rehabilitation of sustainable forest land use. This study cycle is lectured in cooperation with CIMO (The Mountain Research Centre, www.cimo.esa.ipb.pt), a Research & Development unit of the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation (FCT). Profile of the programme The profile of the programme comprises the development of the technical-scientific knowledge and professional specialized skills in the study areas of Management of Forest Resources: Silviculture and Wildlife Management, Environmental Sciences. Management of Forest Resources: Silviculture and Wildlife Management, Environmental Sciences. Key learning outcomes The degree of "mestre" (master) in Management of Forest Resources, is awarded to those students that demonstrate, in this field, the ability to: develop and enhance the knowledge obtained in the first cycle, in order to develop and apply that knowledge to original situations often in the context of research; apply their knowledge and understanding and problem solving capacities to new and unfamiliar situations in wide multidisciplinary situations, although related to their area of studies; integrate knowledge, deal with complex matters, develop solutions or put forward opinions on situations of... [-]

Master in Plant and Forest Biotechnology

Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Umeå Skellefteå + 1 more

Plant biotechnology is becoming increasingly important as a tool to solve some of the global problems related to feed, fuel and ecosystem management in an environmentally... [+]

Master's Programme in Plant and Forest Biotechnology

 

Plant biotechnology is becoming increasingly important as a tool to solve some of the global problems related to feed, fuel and ecosystem management in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner. The Master of Science Programme in Plant and Forest Biotechnology offers students a specialized competence and skills to recognize, understand and find solutions to these challenges. The programme is based upon a set of coordinated courses which together amount to 80 credits (120 ECTS credits) spread over two years. Up-to-date knowledge is provided about plant cell and molecular biology as well as plant growth and development. This is applied in the fields of plant breeding, biotechnology and functional genomics. The programme is organized by the Department of Plant Physiology (Umeå University) and the Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences) which together form the Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC). The education is anchored around the various research topics of UPSC.... [-]


Specialized Graduate Studies In Wildlife Management

Université du Québec à Rimouski UQAR
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Rimouski Lévis

The specialized graduate diploma (DESS) in wildlife management is in biology that allows to specialize in the management of wildlife resources in order to measure the impact of interventions on the natural environment and to prepare plans management and planning taking into account the social and economic priorities. [+]

Masters in Forest Sciences. The specialized graduate diploma (DESS) in wildlife management is in biology that allows to specialize in the management of wildlife resources in order to measure the impact of interventions on the natural environment and to prepare plans management and planning taking into account the social and economic priorities. It allows a directed work in key areas such as genetics in animal populations, adaptive biology, forest ecology, dynamics of wildlife populations and evolutionary biology. Program Structure The specialized graduate diploma (DESS) in Wildlife Management includes seven lectures and two research activities interlinked: the course Research Methodology (3 credits in the fall) where one learns to good literature review, introduction and methods, and in the winter directed the course work (6 credits) is to perform the analysis, write the results and discussion. Each student is given a project and a supervisor for this report in essay form. Each research project is unique and requires less investment than control, but greater than a final bachelor thesis as at several universities. For many students, a Master is a good way to determine their interest in a Master or not, and if they want to work in research later. Targeted audience The specialized graduate diploma (DESS) in Wildlife Management is aimed at students who come to get their degree in biology that biologists already on the labor market and wishing to improve management wildlife. Passage Masters Five courses of specialized graduate diploma (DESS) in wildlife management are an integral part of... [-]

Masters In Management Of Wildlife And Its Habitats

Université du Québec à Rimouski UQAR
Campus Full time 15 months September 2017 Canada Rimouski Lévis + 1 more

The MA in wildlife management and habitat is training in biology training scientists and professionals with a global and interdisciplinary vision that will contribute to improving the conservation and exploitation of resources. [+]

The MA in wildlife management and habitat is training in biology training scientists and professionals with a global and interdisciplinary vision that will contribute to improving the conservation and exploitation of resources. Research projects are carried out in key areas such as genetics in animal populations, adaptive biology, forest ecology, dynamics of wildlife populations and evolutionary biology. Program Structure The MA in management of wildlife and its habitats allows for a research project (27 credits memory) to deepen his knowledge in an area of ​​specialization in the field of biology. The program also helps develop the skills required for the pursuit of doctoral studies. Research areas Fish and Wildlife Population dynamics, use of the environment and trophic relationships trophic dynamics of the Canadian Arctic tundra Ecology of animal communities and studies of reproductive strategies of animals Impacts of climate change on wildlife and trophic dynamics of Arctic tundra and boreal forest Conservation of vulnerable or endangered species Ecology, physiology and behavior of birds Effect of human change and conservation of bird marine habitats Ecology of marine bivalve populations Ocean protection Analysis methods in ecology data Ecology microscopic organisms sediment Transfer of the organic material from the water column and sediment evolutionary biology Evolution of living and fossil lower vertebrates environmental stress on larval development of the fish Paléoichtyologie, paleoecology and paleoenvironmental reconstruction forest ecology Sustainable Forest Management Disturbance ecology and forest regeneration Impacts of disturbances and climate change on boreal forest History of vegetation and sedimentation in floodplains Impact of... [-]

Master in Tropical and International Forestry

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Göttingen Austria Innsbruck Italy Rome Padua Serbia Belgrade Chile Talca Hannover Braunschweig Clausthal-Zellerfeld + 12 more

The M.Sc. programme Tropical and International Forestry focuses on sustainable management and conservation of forest ecosystems worldwide, especially in the tropical and subtropical forests of developing or emerging countries. [+]

Master in Tropical and International Forestry (M.Sc. study focus)

 

The M.Sc. programme Tropical and International Forestry focuses on sustainable management and conservation of forest ecosystems worldwide, especially in the tropical and subtropical forests of developing or emerging countries. Graduates of the programme work in forest management all around the world, often in cooperation with international research and development organizations.Along with the formal course-work, students gain intercultural work- and life-experience by interacting with international colleagues and professors. Experience has shown that personal and professional contact established during this MSc programme is an excellent way to expand the students’ professional network.... [-]


Master in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management

University of Göttingen
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Göttingen Austria Innsbruck Italy Rome Padua Serbia Belgrade Chile Talca Hannover Braunschweig Clausthal-Zellerfeld + 12 more

This Joint degree programme of Agricultural Faculties of University Göttingen and University Kassel, is for students who want to contribute to a sustainable development of agriculture worldwide. It offers a well founded knowledge of bio-physical and socio-economic factors determining agricultural livelihood systems, an understanding of global ecosystems and their relationship with agriculture and social, professional and methodological expertise. [+]

Master in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management (SUFONAMA) (M.Sc.)

 

This Joint degree programme of Agricultural Faculties of University Göttingen and University Kassel, is for students who want to contribute to a sustainable development of agriculture worldwide. It offers a well founded knowledge of bio-physical and socio-economic factors determining agricultural livelihood systems, an understanding of global ecosystems and their relationship with agriculture and social, professional and methodological expertise. Three profiles: International Agribusiness and Rural Development Economics, International Organic Agriculture and Tropical Agriculture.

 

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CBU Master in Forestry

University of Eastern Finland
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Joensuu Russia St. Petersburg Moscow Petrozavodsk Kuopio Savonlinna + 6 more

CBU Master's Degree Programme in Forestry is based on bilateral and international collaboration in the fields of forest and environmental sciences with aims... [+]

CBU Master in Forestry

 

CBU Master's Degree Programme in Forestry is based on bilateral and international collaboration in the fields of forest and environmental sciences with aims to promote the ecologically and socially sustainable use of nature resources. As well as teaching based on high level scientific research the aim of this programme is to develop student's cross-cultural understanding and knowledge of different working environments.This programme is designed for students, who already have their Bachelor's or comparable degree, recognised by the university. The working language is English, and the studies are made both in Finland and Russia. The extent of these two-year long studies is 120 ECTS points. The programme has been fully implemented since autumn 2007.... [-]


Master in Pulp and Paper Technology (PPT)

Asian Institute of Technology School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD)
Campus Full time 4 semesters June 2018 Thailand Pathumthani

Due to the impact of globalization and the significance of the technology expansion, it became imperative to prepare students in pulp and paper technology [+]

Master in Pulp and Paper Technology (PPT)

Due to the impact of globalization and the significance of the technology expansion, it became imperative to prepare students in pulp and paper technology in the Southeast Asia (SEA) region. This is especially important because of the strong presence of pulp and paper industries within this region. The government of Finland generously met this need resulting in the establishment in 1996 of the Pulp and Paper Technology Program (PPT) at the Prestigious AIT. The PPT program offers academic and professional curricula with pulp, paper, bio drying and bio refining specializations for candidates with science and engineering backgrounds within the multidisciplinary research and education environment of AIT. The PPT program along with continuing development of course benefiting industry and in cooperation with North American and European research and educational centers aims to channel information about relevant worldwide academic achievements into SEA pulp and paper and allied industries. These industries thus gain innovative ways to compete successfully within the global marketplace.The PPT program of SERD provides students with comprehensive understanding of the pulp and paper industry, its unit processes, environmental aspects and the sustainability of the processes and products. PTT is offering two master's degree options and eight certificate programs with specific focus on core areas of pulp and paper technology.... [-]


Master’s Program Sustainable Forest & Nature Management (Erasmus Mundus)

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Italy Padua United Kingdom Bangor Germany Göttingen Denmark Copenhagen Sweden Alnarp Uppsala Umeå Fredriksberg Finland Helsinki Spain Barcelona + 15 more

The Master’s programme in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management (SUFONAMA) is a two-year world-class integrated programme aimed at enabling graduates to deal with the enormous challenges in sustainable management of natural [+]

Master’s Program Sustainable Forest & Nature Management (Erasmus Mundus)

Are you interested in a deeper understanding of holistic forest and nature management? Would you like to work as a forester in an international environment?

The Master’s programme in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management (SUFONAMA) is a two-year world-class integrated programme aimed at enabling graduates to deal with the enormous challenges in sustainable management of natural resources, namely the challenge of management of forests and nature in an integrated landscape.

The MSc Course in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management (SUFONAMA) offers:... [-]


Master's Programme - Euroforester

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Alnarp Uppsala Umeå Denmark Fredriksberg Finland Helsinki Spain Barcelona Copenhagen Germany Göttingen United Kingdom Bangor Italy Padua + 15 more

This first class MSc programme in Euroforester is conducted in an international environment, preparing students for a career in the forestry sector. The MSc programme "Euroforester" has been developed in cooperation between 13 forest faculties in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Denmark, Russia, Ukraine and Sweden. [+]

Master's Programme - Euroforester

Forestry faces profound changes, thus forestry education must equip students with new skills. This first class MSc programme is conducted in an international environment, preparing students for a career in the forestry sector.

The forestry profession faces profound changes. Forests are no longer regarded simply as "factories" for wood production. The perspective has widened and the wide range of outputs from forests, has become a keen concern for the whole of society - nationally, regionally and globally. Across borders, countries share environmental and social issues; likewise, forest industries and markets increasingly cross national boarders. Consequently the forester of today must have a wide perspective and be capable of working in an international environment.... [-]