Graduate Study Options for Forestry Majors

As a UMaine Forestry major, you have an advantage when applying to attend graduate school at UMaine. Not only will your application process be streamlined, you can start taking graduate classes in your Junior year, thanks to the UMaine Double Up Program!

Double Up Options

Master of Forestry – The 4+1 Master of Forestry Degree allows academically strong students to enroll in up to 9 credits of MF coursework during their senior year, which would then count toward both the BS and MF degree requirements (assuming a grade of B or higher). Following graduation with the BS, students would complete the MF degree with 21 more graduate-level credits, normally within a 15-month period.  Applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA.

Maine MBA – This condensed one-year program provide students with essential business knowledge in accounting, finance, marketing, and management, as well as to advance skills in leadership, critical thinking and analysis, and global engagement. Apply by the second semester of your Junior year. Minimum 3.20 GPA required.

MS Spatial Informatics – This online program can be started in the undergraduate Junior year. Students build on foundations in computer science, mathematics, physics, geography, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, engineering and related fields to study spatio-temporal phenomena and design intelligent spatial information systems. Apply by the first semester of your Junior year. Minimum 3.25 GPA required.

MS Information Systems – This online or live program can be started in the undergraduate Junior year. It focuses on technical, managerial and policy issues associated with constructing and managing computer-based information systems for modern organizations. Apply by the first semester of your Junior year. Minimum 3.25 GPA required.

Traditional Postbaccalaureate Options

MS Forest Resources – The MS in Forest Resources is a thesis-based research program. Our graduate students work closely with leading experts in their field and conduct research in Maine’s North Woods, in state-of-the-art laboratories, or at a number of locations around the world.

MS Ecology and Environmental Science – The University of Maine has established itself as a center of excellence for interdisciplinary graduate-level training in ecology and environmental sciences. Our program combines an experienced and enthusiastic faculty, modern research facilities, cutting edge research, and excellent opportunities for fieldwork. Please consider joining our interdisciplinary team of faculty and students committed to solving complex environmental issues.

MS Quaternary and Climate Study – Quaternary and Climate Studies at the UMaine Climate Change Institute is an interdisciplinary research unit organized to conduct research and graduate education focused on variability of the Earth’s climate, ecosystems, and other environmental systems and on the interaction between humans and the natural world. Institute investigations cover the Quaternary Period, a time of numerous glacial/interglacial cycles and abrupt changes in climate, ranging in time from the present to nearly 2 million years ago. Research activities include field, laboratory, and modeling studies that focus on the timing, causes, and mechanisms of natural and anthropogenically forced climate change, and on the effects of past climate changes on the physical, biological, chemical, social, and economic conditions of the earth.

MS in Plant, Soil and Environmental Sciences – The MS emphasizes areas including include nutrient dynamics in agricultural and forest ecosystems, soil chemistry and plant nutrition, crop physiology and management, diversified cropping systems, weed ecology and management, and plant pathology.  Graduate training programs emphasize agricultural sustainability and are built from foundations in soil science, agronomy, plant physiology, ecology, microbiology, plant pathology, and statistics.

MA in Global Policy – A degree in Global Policy is an international service degree with concentrations in Environmental Policy, Trade & Commerce, and Security & Foreign Policy. The interdisciplinary curriculum consists of a wide array of thematic and geographical courses, which allows students to cultivate an independent approach to political, social, economic, and environmental issues from a variety of perspectives