The School of Forest Resources offers a Master of Forestry (MF) degree in Forestry.  The MF program is a professional, non-thesis master’s program.

The MF program prepares students for a rewarding environmental career in forest management by enhancing the abilities of professional foresters with prior experience and by allowing a career change for non-foresters.

Students may choose from a wide range of specialties, including:

  • Forestry ecology & management
  • Tree biology and physiology
  • Nature-based recreation & tourism
  • Natural resources economics & policy
  • Forest operations science & engineering
  • Forest-based bioproducts and wood science & technology

This program will prepare students to be eligible for licensure within the State of Maine. Visit the UMS State Authorization & Licensure page to learn more about the licensure requirements in other states and territories, in addition to the contact information needed to inquire further into the licensure requirements associated with this program.

Degrees offered: MF

Program Format: On Campus

Application deadline: Rolling

Test Required: None

Contact: Bill Livingston

Contact Email:

Program Website: Forestry

Accelerated Program Information for UMaine Undergraduates

Major Pathways: Forest Operations Bioproducts and Bioenergy Majors, Forestry Majors, Parks Recreations and Tourism Majors

Accelerated Program Deadline:

Once a student has earned 60 credits (typically during junior year)