New Graduate Program
The Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) graduate program emphasizes the conservation of forest-dominated landscapes to meet a defined set of ecological, economic and social criteria over long time frames. The program follows the sustainable principles outlined by the Montreal Process Criteria and Indicators. These principles have been adopted by the State of Oregon.
The program provides a strong grounding in the principles and techniques of active management of forests to improve forest health and condition while producing a full range of products and ecosystems services. It consists of a common core in the principles and criteria of sustainable forest management; statistics for design and interpretation of experiments; and specialization in one of six areas of concentration. The MF degree requires a project, MS a thesis, and PhD a dissertation.
Students choose their specialization during their first year of study. Programs are often interdisciplinary, drawing from a wide range of departments on campus. Incoming students without a prior degree in forestry management are usually required to undertake an additional set of forestry core courses.
For more details please review the Areas of Concentration in the OSU online Catalog.
- Forest Operations Planning and Management
- Forest Policy Analysis and Management
- Forest Biometrics and Geomatics
- Silviculture, Fire, and Forest Health
- Forest Watershed Management
- Engineering for Sustainable Forestry
Submitted 18 April 2011