Master of Science in Forest and Natural Resource Sciences

Forest and Natural Resource Sciences encompasses a wide variety of social and natural science disciplines while addressing issues that range from molecular to landscape and societal levels. This broad scope creates a stimulating atmosphere for graduate education and research, leading to innovative approaches in the sustainable management of forest and other natural resources. The Department of Forestry includes nationally and internationally recognized faculty and staff. We offer a high faculty-to-student ratio, which promotes excellence in graduate training and leads to a strong record of job placement.

Faculty members of the Department of Forestry participate in a variety of other graduate programs that offer M.S. degrees (e.g., Agricultural Economics, Animal Science, Biology, Entomology, Geography, Geology, Plant and Soil Science).

If you are interested in working with a Forestry faculty member on a Masters degree in a graduate program other than Forestry, please contact our individual faculty member(s) in your area(s) of interest.

Graduate study can be conducted in a variety of disciplines and interdisciplinary topic areas including plant physiology, genetics, forest management, forest soils, economics, invasive species, natural resource policy, wood utilization, wildlife biology and management, conservation biology, forest ecology, silviculture, hydrology, natural resource policy, restoration ecology (including mine reclamation), and watershed management. Master of Science in Forest and Natural Resource Sciences students can choose to pursue a thesis (Plan A) or a non-thesis (Plan B) option.


Forestry Graduate Program

For additional information, contact:

David B. Wagner, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor
(859) 257-3773 | dwagner@uky.edu | 209 T.P. Cooper Building