Forestry and Natural Resources Related Doctoral Program

Forestry and Natural Resources 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 and Natural Resources 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.

Although Forestry and Natural Resources does not offer a doctoral degree in Forestry and Natural Resources, faculty members of the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources participate in a variety of graduate programs that offer the Ph.D. degree (e.g., Agricultural Economics, Animal Science, Biology, Entomology, Geography, Geology, Plant Physiology, Plant and Soil Science). Thus, 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.

If you are interested in information about forestry and natural resource related Ph.D. degree programs and assistantships, please contact our individual faculty member(s) in your area(s) of interest. Also, don’t hesitate to contact our Director of Graduate Studies if you would like to discuss Ph.D. opportunities available here. We look forward to hearing from you!


For additional information, contact:

Director of Graduate Studies

Steven J. Price, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Stream and Riparian Ecology
(859) 257-7610 | steven.price@uky.edu | 208A T.P. Cooper Building


Admission to the Master of Science in Forest and Natural Resource Sciences

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