Professional Masters Programs
- What is the value of establishing professional masters (MF or MS) programs to provide advanced knowledge so that graduates are better prepared to deal with complex management and societal issues?
- Should these programs become the new “entry level” for professionals rather than the traditional 4-year programs?
- Should professional Master’s programs be accredited?
- Which employers recognize these, and for what purposes?
- What distinguishes between an MF, and a professional bachelors?
- Does this provide for an upgrade in technical skills for existing forestry majors, or is it a stand alone program?
Session Chair: John Innes, University of British Columbia
Confirmed Participants: Jim Allen, NAU; Mark Ashton, Yale; Bruce Bare, UW; Kent Connaughton, USFS PNW; Paul Doescher, Oregon State; Bob Ewing, Weyerhaeuser; John Helms, UC Berkeley; Bill Hubbard, Univ. GA; Katie McGown, UC Berkeley; Andrew Storer, MTU; Rich Thompson, Cal Poly