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Grad School / Program:

  • Forestry

  • Contact:
  • 126 Natural Resources Building
    Department of Forestry
    Michigan State University (MSU)
    East Lansing, MI 48824
    United States
    Phone: 517-355-0090



  • Degrees Granted:
  • Masters, Doctorate

  • Programs offered:
  • On-campus
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  • Description:
  • Forestry at MSU
    Formally established in 1902, the Department of Forestry at MSU is the oldest existing in the United States and widely recognized as one of the nation's finest. Our programs are at the forefront of teaching and research in management policy, economics, conservation, and other aspects of the human dimension, as well as ecology, physiology, silviculture, and soil science. In fulfilling the university's land grant mission, the department is committed to serving the needs of Michigan's citizens.

    Our faculty, who are considered among the top professionals in their fields, are actively engaged in research in a wide variety of disciplinary issues and multidisciplinary projects involving both domestic and international students. In addition to teaching, research, graduate student advising and extension activities, they frequently serve as scientific journal editors, consultants to industry and government, and officers of professional organizations. They have been extraordinarily successful in obtaining research funds from state and federal agencies and private industry.

  • Financial Aids:
  • Graduate Scholarships and Assistantships

    Michigan Christmas Tree Association Graduate Scholarship - $300
    Awarded to a graduate student who has demonstrated interest and participation in the Christmas tree industry and high scholarship.


    Carol Christine Gustafson Endowed Fellowship Fund
    This award is intended to encourage students who have the demonstrated capacity to achieve educational and professional goals, the motivation to achieve these goals, and the initiative to seek opportunities for further their progress. Recipients shall be selected on the basis of their class standing. They must be a graduate or Ph.D. student enrolled in the Department of Forestry. More information is available in PDF document.


    Graduate Research Assistantships
    Depending on the availability of funds in the department and in individual research projects, research assistantships may be available on a quarter-time or half-time (rarely three-quarter-time) basis. Besides a monthly stipend, assistantship recipients receive many other benefits including tuition waivers and health benefits. More information is available in the Graduate Student Handbook

  • Grad Program Website:
  • http://www.for.msu.edu/pages/grad/grad.html

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