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Master’s Degrees in Forestry

363 Yearly Graduations
$50,400 Median Salary
$11,530 Median Debt
There are 37 schools in the United States where you can get your master's degree in forestry. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 10 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 17.4% of forestry graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Forestry Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 363 students earned their master's degree in forestry. This makes it the 167th most popular master's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in forestry at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,156
Associate’s Degree 390
Master’s Degree 363
Basic Certificate 212
Doctor’s Degree 133
Graduate Certificate 44
Undergraduate Certificate 41

Earnings of Forestry Majors With Master’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in forestry is $50,400. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $49,500 to a high of $50,650.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in forestry is $11,530. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $11,530 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $11,530.

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The median monthly payment of a forestry graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $134.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue master's degrees in forestry. About 59.5% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 216
Women 147
Gender Diversity of Master's Degrees in Forestry

The racial-ethnic distribution of forestry master’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3
Black or African American 11
Hispanic or Latino 15
White 255
International Students 63
Other Races/Ethnicities 16
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Forestry Master's Degree Students

There are 37 colleges that offer a master’s degree in forestry. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia
43 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for forestry students seekinga master's degree is University of Georgia. Roughly 38,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,790 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,878 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 43 master's degrees were handed out to forestry majors at UGA. About 40% of this group were women, and 5% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
35 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Florida comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in forestry. Each year, around 52,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,477 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,770 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 35 master's degrees were handed out to forestry majors at UF. Of these students, 54% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Oregon State University

Corvallis, Oregon
34 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Oregon State University comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in forestry. Each year, around 31,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,846 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,933 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 34 people received their master's degree in forestry from Oregon State. Around 6% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 29% were women.

#4

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut
30 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Yale University is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in forestry. Each year, around 13,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,500 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $43,300 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 30 master's degrees were handed out to forestry majors at Yale. Of these students, 40% were women and 7% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, Virginia
21 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Virginia Tech is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in forestry. Roughly 36,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,420 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,701 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 people received their master's degree in forestry from Virginia Tech. Around 5% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 48% were women.

#6

Mississippi State University

Mississippi State, Mississippi
19 Yearly Graduations
32% Women
5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mississippi State University is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in forestry. Each year, around 22,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,800 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,800 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 people received their master's degree in forestry from Mississippi State. Of these students, 32% were women and 5% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, Indiana
18 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for forestry majors who are seeking their master's degree is Purdue University - Main Campus. Roughly 45,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,208 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,208 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 master's degrees were handed out to forestry majors at Purdue. Around 28% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

18 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for forestry majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Washington - Seattle Campus. Each year, around 47,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,370 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,198 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 master's degrees were handed out to forestry majors at UW Seattle. About 67% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Northern Arizona University

Flagstaff, Arizona
13 Yearly Graduations
54% Women

Northern Arizona University comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in forestry. Roughly 30,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,018 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,305 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 master's degrees were handed out to forestry majors at NAU.

#9

Michigan Technological University

Houghton, Michigan
13 Yearly Graduations

The 9th most popular school in the country for forestry majors who are seeking their master's degree is Michigan Technological University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,834 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $20,511 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 people received their master's degree in forestry from Michigan Tech.

12 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in forestry. Each year, around 2,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their master's degree in forestry from ESF. Of these students, 50% were women and 8% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Auburn University

Auburn, Alabama
12 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Auburn University comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in forestry. Roughly 30,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,816 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,828 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 master's degrees were handed out to forestry majors at Auburn. About 58% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

University of Maine

Orono, Maine
10 Yearly Graduations
20% Women

University of Maine comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in forestry. Each year, around 11,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,000 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,100 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 master's degrees were handed out to forestry majors at UMaine.

#13

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, North Carolina
10 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for forestry majors who are seeking their master's degree is North Carolina State University. Roughly 36,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,535 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,095 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 people received their master's degree in forestry from NC State. Of these students, 40% were women and 10% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

8 Yearly Graduations
25% Women

Southern Illinois University Carbondale comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in forestry. Each year, around 11,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,456 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,268 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 master's degrees were handed out to forestry majors at SIUC.

#15

Colorado State University - Fort Collins

Fort Collins, Colorado
8 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for forestry majors who are seeking their master's degree is Colorado State University - Fort Collins. Each year, around 33,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,426 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,520 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 people received their master's degree in forestry from Colorado State. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 38% were women.

#17

West Virginia University

Morgantown, West Virginia
7 Yearly Graduations

The 17th most popular school in the country for forestry majors who are seeking their master's degree is West Virginia University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,976 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,134 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their master's degree in forestry from WVU.

#17

University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky
7 Yearly Graduations
29% Women

University of Kentucky is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in forestry. Roughly 29,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,011 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,055 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their master's degree in forestry from UK.

#19

Southern University and A & M College

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
6 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
83% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for forestry majors who are seeking their master's degree is Southern University and A & M College. Each year, around 7,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,972 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,336 per year.

The forestry program at Southern University and A & M College awarded 6 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 33% were women and 83% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

University of Arkansas at Monticello

Monticello, Arkansas
6 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Arkansas at Monticello comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in forestry. Roughly 2,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,779 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,631 per year.

The forestry program at University of Arkansas at Monticello awarded 6 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 17% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to forestry that offer master’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Natural Resources Conservation 2,998
Natural Resource Management 890
Wildlife Management 175
Fisheries Sciences 53
Other Resources & Conservation 8

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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