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The Graduate School

at ESF

Graduate Programs

Graduate academic programs at ESF share a foundation of rigorous science and dedication to wise use of natural resources. ESF offers advanced degrees in six program areas. Each program provides a unique opportunity for you to further your education with professors who are dedicated to both their teaching and research endeavors.

Ecosystems all over the world benefit from the professionalism and expertise of ESF graduates and the faculty members at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry. You will study with professors whose work improves and sustains the environment from the Yucatan Peninsula to Alaska and whose expertise is sought by government and corporations. That same faculty will be personally concerned with your progress. The professors' cutting-edge research will become part of your classes, and your classes will merge with the world beyond the College.

Chemistry
(HEGIS Code 1905, CIP Code 400599)
Areas of Study Degree Offered
Biochemistry M.S., M.P.S. and Ph.D
Environmental Chemistry M.S., M.P.S. and Ph.D
Organic Chemistry of Natural Products M.S., M.P.S. and Ph.D
Polymer Chemistry M.S., M.P.S. and Ph.D
Environmental Biology
(HEGIS Code 0499, CIP Codes 261305)
Areas of Study Degree Offered
Aquatic & Fisheries Science M.S., M.P.S. and Ph.D
Chemical Ecology (with the Dept. of Chemistry) M.S., M.P.S. and Ph.D
Conservation Biology M.S., M.P.S. and Ph.D
Ecology and Evolution M.S., M.P.S. and Ph.D
Entomology M.S., M.P.S. and Ph.D
Environmental Biotechnology
Indigenous Peoples & the Environment
Microbiology
Molecular Biology & Ecology
Mycology & Forest Pathology
Plant Science M.S., M.P.S. and Ph.D
Wildlife Ecology & Management M.S., M.P.S. and Ph.D
Environmental Resources Engineering
(HEGIS Code 0999, CIP Code 141401)
Areas of Study Degree Offered
Ecological Engineering M.S., M.P.S. and Ph.D
Environmental Management M.P.S. only
Environmental Resources Engineering M.S., M.P.S. and Ph.D
Geospatial Information Science and Engineering M.S., M.P.S. and Ph.D
Master of Engineering M.E. only
Environmental Science
(HEGIS Code 0420, CIP Code 030104)
Areas of Study Degree Offered
Climate and Energy M.S., M.P.S. and Ph.D
Ecosystems: Land, Water and Air M.S., M.P.S. and Ph.D
Policy, Planning, Communication and Society M.S., M.P.S. and Ph.D
Environmental Studies
(HEGIS Code 0420, CIP Code 030101)
Areas of Study Degree Offered
Environmental Communication M.S., M.P.S. and Ph.D
Environmental Policy M.S. or M.P.S.
General Environmental Studies M.S., M.P.S.
Environmental Decision Making Graduate Certificate
Environmental Leadership (online, with ESF Open Academy) Graduate Certificate
Advanced Study in Conflict Resolution (with Syracuse University PARCC) Graduate Certificate
Certificate of Advanced Study in Sustainable Enterprise (CASSE) (in cooperation with Syracuse University, PDF) Graduate Certificate
ESF Open Academy
Areas of Study Degree Offered
Environmental Leadership (online, with Dept. Environmental Studies) Graduate Certificate
Science & Environmental Communication and Public Relations Management (online, with Dept. Environmental Studies) Graduate Certificate
Sustainable Resources Management
(HEGIS Code 0115, CIP Code 030506)
Areas of Study Degree Offered
Ecology and Ecosystems (FRM) M.S., M.P.S. and Ph.D
Economics, Governance and Human Dimensionsz (FRM) M.S., M.P.S. and Ph.D
Forest Management & Silviculture (FRM) M.S., M.P.S. and Ph.D
Monitoring, Analysis and Modeling (FRM) M.S., M.P.S. and Ph.D
Natural Resources Management
(CIP Code 3.0199)
M.S., M.P.S. and Ph.D
Sustainable Energy M.S., M.P.S. and Ph.D
Forest Management and Operations M.F.
Sustainable Construction Management
(CIP Code 14.3301)
Areas of Study Degree Offered
Construction Management M.S., M.P.S. and Ph.D
Sustainable Construction M.S., M.P.S. and Ph.D
Landscape Architecture
(HEGIS Code 0204, CIP Code 040601)
Areas of Study Degree Offered
Community Design and Planning M.L.A. or M.S.
Cultural Landscape Studies and Conservation M.L.A. or M.S.
Landscape and Urban Ecology M.L.A. or M.S.
Chemical Engineering
(HEGIS Code 0999, CIP Code 141401)
Areas of Study Degree Offered
Bioprocess Engineering
(Biocatalysis and Bioreaction Engineering, Bioseparations Engineering, Bioprocess Design, Simulation and Control, Bioenvironmental Engineering, Renewable Energy and Biofuels, Biopharmaceuticals, Industrial Biological Processes, Bioprocess Engineering)
M.S., M.P.S. and Ph.D
Biomaterials Engineering
(Biocomposite Materials, Biopolymers, Bioactive Materials and Biosensors, Nanocomposites and Nanostructured Materials)
M.S. or Ph.D
Paper Science and Engineering
(Pulping and Bleaching Processes (M.S., Ph.D.), Colloidal Chemistry and Fiber Flocculation (M.S., Ph.D.), Fiber and Paper Physics (M.S., Ph.D.), Process and Environmental Systems Engineering (M.P.S., M.S., Ph.D.), Pulp and Paper Technology (M.P.S.))
M.S., M.P.S. and Ph.D
Sustainable Engineering Management
(Areas of Study include: Bioprocess Engineering, Paper Engineering)
M.P.S
Wood Science
(Topic Areas include: Engineered Wood Products and Structures (timber structure design), Tropical Timbers, Wood Anatomy and Ultrastructure, Wood Science and Technology, Wood Treatments)
M.S., M.P.S. and Ph.D