The Sustainable Forest Management  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.

This 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 (MS/PhD) or one of three professional pathways (MF).

The MF degree requires a project, MS a thesis, and PhD a dissertation.

Available MF focus options

  • Forest Business for Private Landowners
  • Spatial Science and Analysis
  • Silviculture, Fire, and Forest Health

Admissions Requirements

Admit Term
  • Any Term
Required Tests


GRE no longer required starting academic year 2024-25.

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.

Application Process

Please review the graduate school application process and Apply Online.

Dates & Deadlines ?

Funding Deadline for all applicants
December 31

For priority consideration for fall term applications

Admissions Deadline for all applicants
April 15

For fall term

Admissions Deadline for all applicants
June 15

For winter term

Admissions Deadline for all applicants
November 01

For spring term

Admissions Deadline for all applicants
January 20

For summer term

Concentrations ?

This program has concentrations or tracks not represented here. Please visit the  Sustainable Forest Management Website program website to learn more.

MAIS Participation

This program is not offered as a MAIS field of study.

AMP Participation ?

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