Degree Program


The Master of Forestry prepares students for a professional career in sustainable natural resource management and policy. Accredited by the Society of American Foresters (S.A.F.), the program covers a range of environments and scales — from rural to urban, global to local — readying students to solve critical real-world problems and resource conflicts across a complex web of social, political, and ecological systems.


For students in the Master of Forestry program, the Office of Career and Professional Development (CDO) recommends:
  • Search the school’s internal recruiting platform YSE Next by Specialization (under the YSE Job Search tab) to see what employers looking for YSE talent are currently offering in the field. Explore opportunities in YSE Next.
  • Join at least one professional association. Associations are great networking resources and hold conferences, post jobs and internships, and keep members up to date on industry trends. Consider organizations like the Society of American Foresters and the Forest Stewards Guild. (Always look out for great student rates!) Check out the complete list of CDO-recommended professional associations by field.
  • Pay special attention to field-specific fellowships and funding available through YSE, Yale, and beyond, which often support summer opportunities that can springboard new professional trajectories.
The video below features Francis Eaton '10 MFS, who is a greenhouse gas verification forester for SCS Global Services, a third-party verification and auditing company. Read this "Ask the Auditor" interview with Francis, for more about is work.