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Incorporating the Nonforester into Forestry Master's Programs: A Survey

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A survey of 37 U.S. forestry schools indicates that 35 accept people without previous forestry education into their master's programs. Most schools report that demand for their master's programs by nonforesters is increasing. Most incorporate these students into the same programs as those with forestry degrees and allow them to choose among the degree options available. The background work required of nonforesters is variable and often dependent on the particular program chosen. Only one school reports a special master's program exclusively for nonforesters, and schools typically do not offer special or accelerated background courses for these individuals.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, College of Forestry, University of Minnesota, St. Paul

Publication date: September 1, 1978

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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