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Graduate Studies: Programs

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Master of Science in Forestry (M.S.)

The MS program requires a minimum of 24 semester hours of graduate course work and 6 semester hours of thesis research and writing for a total of 30 semester hours. This degree program allows students to obtain a specialized advanced degree in any of the subject areas within the Arthur Temple College of Forestry (ATCOF), including Forest Management, Forest Economics, Recreation Management, Resource Interpretation, Wildlife Management, Agroforestry, Wood Science, Urban Forestry, Forest Entomology, Hydrology, Forest Ecology, Silviculture, Soil Science and Spatial Science. The M.S. degree program is appropriate for students who have an undergraduate degree in forestry or a related field and also for students with degrees in other areas. Background work may include courses in each of the following areas: Forest Biology, Forest Resources Inventory, Social Forestry, Forest Ecosystem Management and Forest Resources Administration. Read more about the M.S. program requirements.

Master of Forestry (M.F.)

The MF is a non-thesis cooperative program between the Colleges of Forestry and Business and requires a minimum of 38 semester credit hours of graduate course work. This degree is intended for professional foresters with at least five years of experience who wish to further their education in the areas of Business, Forest Management or Forest Economics. A final comprehensive exam (either written, or oral or both) is required during the last semester enrollment. Read more about the M.F. program requirements.

Masters of Science in Resource Interpretation (MSRI)

The M.S. degree program in Resource Interpretation is a cooperative program under a Memorandum of Understanding between the National Park Service and SFA to provide a graduate degree in resource interpretation by distance learning. For all programs, students without an appropriate background may be required to take additional course work as required by their major professor and advisor committee (subject to approval by the Texas Board of Higher Education). Read more about the MSRI program requirements.

Doctor of Philosophy in Forestry (Ph.D.)

The Ph.D. in Forestry symbolizes the mastery of a special field of learning and indicates the ability of the recipient to independently complete original research and the highest levels of scholarly work. The recipient must demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the specialized field by successful completion of a prescribed course of study, planning and conducting original research, preparation and defense of a well written dissertation, and passing qualifying and final examinations. Ph.D. in Forestry is a research degree awarded in recognition of the student's ability to think and work independently as a scholar and to contribute to society by conducting original research in a chosen field of natural resource management. Read more about the Ph.D. program requirements.

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Pinecone Arthur Temple College of Forestry & Agriculture
East College at Raguet St.
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