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Wood Science Graduate Major (MS, PhD, MAIS)

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College of Forestry | Wood Science and Engineering


Graduate Areas of Concentration

Biodeterioration and materials protection, chemistry and chemical processing, forest products business and marketing, physics and moisture relations, process modeling and analysis, renewable materials science and engineered composites, wood anatomy and quality, wood engineering and mechanics

The Department of Wood Science and Engineering offers graduate programs leading toward the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Wood Science. Thesis research and academic programs can be developed in the many special disciplines represented by the faculty. Minors are most commonly selected from statistics, engineering, chemistry, botany, plant pathology, or business.

Many students pursue a dual major degree in wood science and a field of engineering or science. A wide variety of science, engineering and business opportunities are available.

Graduate students in wood science come from a wide range of undergraduate degree programs in science, engineering and business.

Excellent laboratories are available for teaching and research in Richardson Hall, Peavy Hall, and the Oak Creek Laboratory. Student research involves seeking solutions to current problems in renewable materials science, other sciences such as chemistry, physics and biology, engineering, business or related fields. Most graduate students are employed as part-time graduate research assistants.

Graduates with advanced degrees find employment in research and development, management or technical positions in the private sector, as university faculty or in technical public service positions.





Major Code: 3690

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