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Forestry and Natural Resources
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design
- Major: Forestry
- Degree Program: Forestry
- Program Web Site
- Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design
- Degree Designation: Master's (M.S.F.)
Areas of Emphasis
Forest Management, Forest Biometrics, Forest Economics and Policy, Silviculture, Ecology, Forest Business, Arboriculture, Hydrology
The forest resources management program at West Virginia University is dedicated to developing the next generation of forest mangers in the Appalachian hardwood region. This program offers two advanced degree programs including a master of science in forest resources management and a PhD in forest resources.
Job Titles and Employers of Recent Graduates From This Program:
Consultant; Data Analyst Forest2Market; Inventory Specialist Landmark Forestry; State Land Management Forester PA, MD, OH, WA, VA; Natural Resource Extension Specialist MD, WV; Environmental Engineer, PA
Delivery Methods Available
- on campus
Graduate Program Application Requirements
Applicants must arrange for official copies of transcripts and test scores to be sent directly to the WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment at PO Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6510. If being sent by delivery service (Federal Express, UPS, etc) requiring a street address, please use WVU Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment, 1500 One Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26501. The program requirements listed below (if any) are in addition to the main WVU Graduate Application.
- Personal Statement
- Recommendations: Requires three letters of recommendation
- Test Requirements: GRE
- See "Additional Information" below for other requirements
English Language Proficiency
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.
Candidates who do not have an undergraduate degree from a program accredited by the Society of American Foresters or from the Society of Wood Science and Technology, will only be accepted as a provisional student.
Prospective students should apply online at:
Application Priority Dates and Deadlines
- Fall Deadline: February 1
- Spring Deadline: October 1
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.