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Observation Tower at Alligator River National Wildlife Refure, part of on-going ecophysiological research on ecosystem response to climate change.

Observation Tower at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, part of on-going ecophysiological research on ecosystem response to climate change.

The Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, offering a Master of Forestry, a Master of Science in Forestry and a PhD in Forestry and Environmental Resources, is proud to be one of America’s foremost colleges for graduates seeking advanced degrees in forestry. Our training covers all areas traditionally associated with forest resource programs, plus natural resource economics and policy, hydrology, geospatial analytics, and natural resource management. A series of mini-courses provides students who enter without a forestry/natural resource background with overviews in several forestry subject areas.

Our non-thesis Master of Forestry program emphasizes the resources of North Carolina and the southern United States. Students may also address forestry problems throughout North America or leverage FER’s expertise in tropical pine species and many other international arenas. No minor is required. The Master of Forestry¬†allows students without a forestry undergraduate degree to prepare for careers in forest management that require certification (see this link for more information).

Our Master of Science in Forestry program requires you to successfully complete a thesis within the field of forestry and to select a minor. It emphasizes the resources of North Carolina and the southern United States, but candidates may also address forestry problems throughout North America or choose an area of study that leverages FER’s expertise in tropical pine species and other international arenas.

Our PhD in Forestry and Environmental Resources lets candidates explore a variety of advanced problems involving forestry and natural resources. Degrees are available in a number of concentrations, ranging from all aspects of silviculture and forest management to related areas involving hydrology, ecology, policy, wildlife biology and spatial information systems.