Forestry and Forest Resources (FRSM)
MS Renewable Natural Resources
The School of Renewable Natural Resources is proud to offer an array of forestry and forest products related research areas for students to explore during their pursuit of an advanced degree. The faculty listed below look forward to working with dedicated, high quality students to address research problems and increase scientific information useful in managing, sustaining, and protecting our forest ecosystems and their productivity.
We invite you to e-mail or call faculty members with expertise in your areas of interest and ask questions that are important to you. Renewable natural resource research, as related to forest ecosystems, their productivity and the associated social and economic need is changing dramatically. Our state and nation need students interested in helping to resolve problems and expand our knowledge of these ecosystems and their products. We hope you will join us in "making a difference". Below is information and the general requirements for students seeking a Master of Science in Renewable Natural Resource with an area of concentration in Forestry and Forest Resources.
The Forestry and Forest Resources AOC will require a minimum of 9 hours of coursework in addition to the general 9-hour requirement for all M.S. students in the School as part of the 24-hour requirement for the M.S. degree. The 24-hour total may include no more than 6 hours of RNR 7029 (Advanced Topics in Renewable Natural Resources).
Depending on prior coursework and experience, additional courses required for each student’s program of study will be determined by the graduate committee. These courses will typically be selected from the list below, but may include other courses with committee approval.
|RNR 4020||4||Taxonomy and Ecology of Wetland Plants|
|RNR 4032||2||Forest Fire Protection and Use|
|RNR 4033||4||Silviculture and Management of Hardwoods|
|RNR 4036||4||Forest Management|
|RNR 4038||3||Forest Resource Economics|
|RNR 4102||Quantitative Silviculture|
|RNR 4103||3||Conservation Genetics|
|RNR 4900||3||Watershed Hydrology|
|RNR 7002||Advanced Silviculture|
|RNR 7036||3||Advanced Topics in Forest Biometrics and Forest Management|
|RNR 7151||Watershed Hydrology and Floodplain Analysis|
|RNR 7029||Advanced Topics in Renewable Natural Resources|
|AGRO 4052||4||Soil Fertility and Management|
|AGRO 4077||3||Environmental Soil Physics|
|AGRO 7051||4||Advanced Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition|
|AGRO 7057||Advanced Soil Physics|
|BIOL 4020||4||Taxonomy and Ecology of Wetland Plants|
|BIOL 4024||Plant Anatomy|
|BIOL 4034||Morphology of Vascular Plants|
|BIOL 7061||3||Plant Growth and Development|
|BIOL 7065||Transport Processes in Plants|
|BIOL 7067||2||Selected Topics in Plant Physiology|
|ECON 7610||3||Mathematics for Economists|
|ECON 7630||3||and 7631 Econometric Methods I and II|
|ECON 7710||and 7720 Price theory I and II|
|ENTM 4100||3||Insect Behavior|
|ENTM 4040||3||Insect Ecology|
|EXST 7031||3||Experimental Design|
|EXST 7034||3||Regression Analysis|
|EXST 7037||3||Multivariate Statistics|
|EXST 7038||Statistical Methods for Spatial Data|
|GEOG 4047||3||Geographic Information Systems|
|GEOG 4045||3||Environmental Remote Sensing|
|GEOG 4085||Tropical and Subtropical Biogeography|
Programs for the Master's degree must be completed within five years of entrance into the program.