This graduate program combines a strong social science faculty with a strong biological and ecological science faculty and so provides an unusual opportunity to focus on the interface of social science and ecology. The FES graduate program provides specific disciplinary opportunities in both ecological and social sciences in the natural resource setting but also strives to develop interdisciplinary skills and knowledge. Our program objective is to develop interdisciplinary thinkers, highly capable scientists, and natural resource leaders who are prepared to solve complex socio-ecological problems. The students will be able to identify and contribute to collaborative solutions in ecology and natural resources-related social science.

All Forest Ecosystems and Society graduate majors and master's level areas of concentration can be utilized by students in the College of Forestry's Peace Corps Master’s International Program.

Admissions Requirements

Admit Term
  • Any Term
Required Tests
  • GRE

(Aptitude Only)

English Language Requirements ?

English language requirements for international applicants to this program are the same as the standard Graduate School requirements.


Additional Requirements

Application requirements, including required documents, letters, and forms, vary by program and may not be completely represented here. The processing of your application will not be completed until these requirements have been met. Please, before applying to this program, always contact the program office to confirm application requirements.

See contact information above.

Application Process

Please review the graduate school application process and Apply Online.

Dates & Deadlines ?

Admissions Deadline for all applicants
Funding Deadline for all applicants
Contact Department

Available Concentrations ?

  • forest, wildlife and landscape ecology
  • genetics and physiology
  • integrated social and ecological systems
  • science of conservation, restoration and sustainable management
  • social science, policy, and natural resources
  • soil-plant-atmosphere continuum
  • sustainable recreation and tourism
  • forest biology (MF only)
  • silviculture (MF only)

MAIS Participation

This program may serve as a secondary or third field of study in a MAIS degree.


AMP Participation ?

This program does not participate in the Accelerated Master's Platform (AMP)