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Forestry and Environmental Resources Doctoral Program

Our Forestry and Environmental Resources doctoral program encourages candidates to explore a variety of advanced challenges faced in a variety of fields today, including highly-focused scientific inquiry into basic cellular issues, broader inquiries into forestry or natural resource factors that affect specific plant or animal species, certain environments, entire ecosystems and the planet as a whole. Our outstanding research facilities, extensive outreach and industry activities and faculty expertise make NC State an ideal place to pursue a Ph.D.

Our doctoral degrees are available in a number of concentrations, including:

  • Tree improvement and biotechnology
  • Forest management and operations
  • Forest economics, business and taxation
  • Biometrics
  • Bioremediation
  • Forest nutrition
  • Hydrology
  • International forestry
  • Landscape ecology
  • Natural resource and environmental policy
  • Restoration ecology
  • Silviculture
  • Spatial information systems
  • Browse past program dissertations from the NC State Library.

PhD Requirements