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Forestry & Natural Resources Graduate Program​​

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Graduate Studies in For​estry & Natural Resources     

Tiffany works in the labRanked as one of the nation’s elite graduate programs in ecology and evolutionary biology, the Forestry and Natural Resources graduate program continues a long source of pride. With award winning faculty for their research and teaching Forestry and Natural Resources exudes at the highest level. Dr. Douglass Jacobs, holds the Fred M. van Eck chair of Forest Biology along with Dr. Jeff Dukes, Dr. Andrew DeWoody and Dr. Bryan Pijanowski receiving the Purdue University Faculty Scholar which recognizes those professors who exemplify academic distinction. FNR is housed in three buildings, Pfendler Hall, Forest Products and Forestry, which provides outstanding facilities for our 32 faculty, 260 undergraduates and 87 graduate students to learn, make new discoveries and disseminate knowledge in the natural resource sciences. With 17 educational labs, green houses along with 4,173 acres of forest land distributed among 25 research property locations, FNR provides a variety of opportunities for research, extension, and education to train the next generation of professionals.​


Our Reputation

​​Ranked as one of the nation’s elite graduate programs in ecology and evolutionary biology, the Forestry and Natural Resources graduate program continues a long source of pride. With award winning faculty for their research and teaching Forestry and Natural Resources exudes at the highest level. Dr. Douglass Jacobs, holds the Fred M. van Eck chair of Forest Biology along with Dr. Jeff Dukes, Dr. Andrew DeWoody and Dr. Bryan Pijanowski receiving the Purdue University Faculty Scholar which recognizes those professors who exemplify academic distinction. FNR is housed in three buildings, Pfendler Hall, Forest Products and Forestry, which provides outstanding facilities for our 32 faculty, 260 undergraduates and 87 graduate students to learn, make new discoveries and disseminate knowledge in the natural resource sciences. With 17 educational labs, green houses along with 4,173 acres of forest land distributed among 25 research property locations, FNR provides a variety of opportunities for research, extension, and education to train the next generation of professionals.

Our Requirements

Stipend support for graduate studies in the department comes from a variety of sources, including: competitive departmental or university assistantships and fellowships, graduate training grants, National Science Foundation (NSF) or other externally funded fellowship programs and research grants. Since funding is provided for all graduate students admitted to the Forestry and Natural Resources graduate program, only top candidates are accepted. The following minimum requirements must be met in order to be considered a prospective student:

  • GPA 3.2 or equivalent
  • GRE 50% or better on Verbal and Quantitative, Analytical: $.0
  • Resume and Statement of Purpose
  • 3 Letters of recommendation
  • 2 Sets of Official Transcripts
  • One copy of B.S. diploma