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What will I learn?

Education related to the management of the broad spectrum of natural resources including forest biology, forest business management, forest economics, forest inventory, restoration and conservation science, urban forestry, and wildland recreation. This will prepare students for careers with private, state, and federal agencies involved in managing our natural resources.

Concentration (Optional)

Bio-Based Products and Wood Science and Technology

Options Available

Forestry Major: Thesis, Course Only with Comprehensive Exams
Bio-Based Products and Wood Science and Technology Concentration: Thesis

Forestry Major / Course only with comprehensive exams

Option when students do not have a research focus for their future career goals and career options only require additional coursework beyond the BS in forestry.

Bio-Based Products and Wood Science and Technology / Thesis

The concentration in bio-based products and wood science and technology is designed to prepare graduate students for analytical and research careers in the public and private sectors and to prepare students interested in entering a PhD program.

Which department am I in?

Herbert College of Agriculture

Study options

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$31,798.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 January 2022


Herbert College of Agriculture

2621 Morgan Circle,

126 Morgan Hall,



37996, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have obtained a bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting agency, recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEEA). A non-U.S.?degree must be equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from the United States and must be granted by a recognized or accredited foreign institution. United States degree holders must have earned a minimum of 2.7 out of a possible 4.0 GPA or a minimum of 3.0 during the senior year of undergraduate study. If you have completed previous graduate coursework, you must have earned a minimum of 3.0 out of a possible 4.0 GPA.

For international students

The student must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in forestry, wildlife, fisheries, or another natural resource area.

An applicant requesting admission to the Graduate School may be required to submit results of the TOEFL or IELTS. Minimum score requirements for admission to the Graduate School are:

  • a total score of 80 on the internet-based TOEFL (iBT),
  • a 6.5 overall band score on the IELTS.

Application Deadline: Spring: June 15

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Tennessee

Internationals get to participate in exciting hands-on experiences that are invaluable for future careers.

  • Tennessee’s flagship university
  • 80% of graduates in employment or further study in 6 months
  • Experiential learning opportunities
  • Up to USD 18,000 per year in financial aid

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