Master of Forestry MF

The University of Maine’s School of Forest Resources offers a program of graduate study leading to a Master of Forestry (MF) degree.  The MF program is a professional, non-thesis master’s program. The MF program prepares students for a rewarding career in forest management by enhancing the abilities of professional foresters with prior experience and by allowing a career change for non-foresters.

Master of Science in Forest Resources MS

The University of Maine’s School of Forest Resources offers a program of graduate study leading to a Master of Science in Forest Resources (MS) degree. Students earning a MS in Forest Resources are expected to complete a thesis on original research that can be submitted to a journal for publication.

Doctor of Philosophy in Forest Resources

The Ph.D. in Forest Resources is the highest academic degree offered requiring students with excellent academic records and experience.  Students are expected to design and complete a dissertation on original research that can be published in multiple journals.

MS and PhD Concentrations

Five graduate concentrations are approved within the Forest Resources graduate degree:

  1. Forest Ecosystem Science
  2. Forest Policy and Economics
  3. Human Dimensions of Natural Resources
  4. Bioproducts Engineering
  5. Parks, Recreation and Tourism

In order to qualify for graduate concentrations, the students must pass at least four (4) courses from the list corresponding to each concentration as provided in Appendix A. One of the four required courses for all concentrations is SFR-521 Research methods. Other requirements for the graduate concentrations are determined on a case-by-case basis by the Graduate Advisory Committee of the graduate student and will be outlined in the student’s Program of Study. These may include specific courses, research topic, or advisory committee composition requirements. The graduate concentrations will be optional. A general Forest Resources degree will still be offered.

For a list of elective courses for each SFR Graduate Concentration, please click here.