Natural Resources: Forestry M.S.

Natural Resources: Forestry
Natural Resources: Forestry M.S.

Program Overview

NATURAL RESOURCES: FORESTRY

Students in the Forestry option typically have an undergraduate degree in forestry or natural resource management.  These degrees are specifically designed to meet the accreditation standards of a professional society.  Those without this background may need to complete some additional coursework as part of their MS program.  Areas of interest include forest resource economics and management, biometrics/measurements, forest health, forest ecosystem dynamics, and spatial data analysis (remote sensing and GIS).  After successful completion of the MS degree, students have gone on to work for federal and state agencies, for private industry, and for non-governmental organizations.

Contact

Thomas D. Lee

Graduate Program Coordinator
Associate Professor
Phone: (603) 862-3791
Office: Natural Resources & the Environment, James Hall Rm G05, Durham, NH 03824
  • Assistant professor Jeff Garnas, and his lab of undergrad and graduate researchers are looking into the threat from the emerald ash borer, which highlights a looming forest health crisis.
    Assistant professor Jeff Garnas, and his lab of undergrad and graduate researchers are looking into the threat from the emerald ash borer, which highlights a looming forest health crisis.

Curriculum & Requirements

Degree Requirements

An M.S. degree is conferred upon successful completion of a program of not less than 30 credits for natural resources options: forestry, environmental conservation, environmental economics, general, soil and water resource management, and wildlife and conservation biology.

Course Requirements or Equivalents

EDUC 904Qualitative Inquiry in Education (Policy oriented)4
Or
NR 903Approach to Research2
And with NR 903, choose one of the following additional research methods classes for a total of 4 credits:2
Grant Writing
Writing and Publishing Science
Scientific Communication
Or an alternative with approval from the Graduate Coordinator
NR 993Natural and Environmental Resources Seminar1-2
or NR 947 Current Issues in Ecosystem Ecology
NR 996Natural Resource Education (1 credit )1 - 2
or LSA 900 College Teaching
Select one of the following Quantitative methods courses:3-4
Applied Biostatistics II
Design, Analysis, and Interpretation of Experiments
Introduction to Applied Analytic Statistics
Econometrics I
Quantitative Methods in Earth Sciences
Statistical Methods for Research
Design of Experiments I
Topics in Probability and Statistics I
Analysis of Ecological Communities and Complex Data
Quantitative Ecology
Introduction to Statistical Analysis
Research Methodology and Statistics I
Research Methods and Statistics III
Sociological Methods I: Intermediate Social Statistics
Sociological Methods III: Advanced Social Statistics
Sociological Methods IV: Qualitative and Historical Research Methods
Or an alternative with approval from the Graduate Coordinator
Select one of the following:
NR 899Master's Thesis (and a formal presentation of the thesis) 16
NR 998Directed Research (and directed research results) 24

An approved program of study plan is required during the first semester.

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