Sep 26, 2022  
2021-22 Graduate Bulletin 
2021-22 Graduate Bulletin Archived

Forestry, Doctorate Major

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Program Requirements

Beyond the master’s degree, a student must complete a minimum of 42 credit hours of graduate coursework.  This will consist of:

Research Tool

Complete a mimimum of six hours.

Approved research tools include:

  • Statistics (6-9 hours)
  • Computer science (6-9 hours)
  • Foreign language (6-9 hours or by examination, or other research tools as recommended by the committee)

Although a student’s native language is not acceptable as a foreign language, a student whose native language is not English may use English as a foreign language. In such a case, the student will demonstrate proficiency by a score of 550 or greater on the paper version of the Test of English as a Foreign Language or a score of 213 or greater on the computer-based TOEFL.

Graduate courses required for achieving proficiency in a research tool may not be counted in the total hours required for the degree and each must be completed with a grade of B or higher. Guidelines regarding acceptance of transfer courses are stated in the Research and Graduate Studies section earlier in this bulletin.

Required Courses

Six hours from the following:

Graduate Electives

Twenty-four hours as advised.


Six hours of:

Total Hours: 42

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