Currently Enrolled Students: Applications and general information are available in the Student Lounge, 131 TH. In addition to completing the application form and medical forms, students must pre-register for the Summer Field Program during Spring pre-registration. Courses are listed in the 10-week summer term under the Distance Education campus.
Transfer Students: Apply for admission to MSU, submit a Summer Field Program application, and plant to attend the Summer Field Program and Fall 2013 registration day. Applications for the Summer Field Program are available from community college advisors. Application for admission to MSU must be made before applying for the summer field program. Visit the web at www.msstate.edu and link to Prospective Students. Students must receive a “clear” or “admit contingent” admission status to pre-register. In addition, students must have their immunization record on file with the MSU Student Health Center before pre-registration. More details can be found in the Questions Section below.
FO 3012 - Intro to Forest Communities - [Prerequisites - Soils and Dendrology] (2 weeks)
June 3-June 14
FO 3015 - Forest Description and Analysis - [Prerequisites - Forest Measurements and Statistics] (5 weeks)
May 20-May 31 and June 17-July 5
FO 4231 - Forest Operations & Harvesting - (1 week)
July 15-July 19
WF 3031 - Wildlife & Fisheries Practices - (1 week)
July 8-July 12
Tuition and Fees: (based on 2012 figures): ~$242 per credit hour in-state. More information about Tuition and Fees can be found at www.controller.msstate.edu/accountservices/tuition.
Financial Aid: Requests for financial aid should be directed to the Office of Scholarships.
Housing: Students are responsible for making their own housing arrangements. For on-campus housing, contact MSU Housing at 662-325-3555. Mention that you are attending the College of Forest Resource's Summer Field Program.
Parker, et al., "Field and Laboratory Exercises for Forest Description Analysis" - FO 3015
Avery and Burkhart, "Forest Measurements" - FO 3015
Samuelson and Hogan, "Forest Trees" - FO 3012
Introduction to Forest Communities - FO 3012
insect repellant, poison oak/ivy ointments/washes/preventatives, protractor, flexible curve, graph paper (10/20 squares), paper, pencils, watercanteen and collapsible cup, cruising vest, and metal clip boards.
Forestry Suppliers, Inc., Jackson, MS - 1-800-647-5369
Students may receive a 15% discount off the total order. Contact your forestry instructor for the discount key code.
All forms are in Adobe pdf format. Each form has a Medical Information Sheet that must be completed along with the form.
Summer 2013 Summer Field Program Registration Instructions
Where can I get an application form for the Summer Field Program?
Applications and information for the Summer Field Program are located in the Student Lounge. Transfer students may secure an application packet from the Forestry Instructor at the school they are currently attending. Submit an application and medical form to the College of Forest Resources Academic Affairs Office. Transfer students must also apply for Admission to MSU. You can apply online at MSU Admissions. Students are not allowed to register for the Summer Field Program until their MSU Admission status is clear or contingent and immunization records are received.
Can I participate in Summer Field Program if I lack just one prerequisite course?
There are four courses that make up Summer Field Program. You must have the pre-requisite for each course to enroll in that course. You may enroll in part of Summer Field Program. See your advisor.
Do I have to pre-register for Summer Field Program?
Yes. You must pre-register for Summer Field Program during the Spring pre-registration process. You must also submit a Summer Field Program Application and medical form to the College of Forest Resources Academic Affairs Office by the deadline. This ensures a review of your application in a timely manner and allows problems to be resolved. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to apply for Admission to MSU by March 1, and to contact the College of Forest Resources Academic Affairs Office for a pre-registration appointment.
What are the dates of Summer Field Program?
Summer Field Program dates can be found at the Course Dates section on this page.
How much is Summer Field Program?
Costs of the Summer Field Program can be found in the Estimated Costs Link, in the application packet at Community Colleges and can also be found on the Information Sheet available in the Student Lounge.
What equipment do I need for Summer Field Program?
The list of equipment for Summer Field Program is listed on the Equipment Needed section of this page.
Where can I live during the Summer Field Program?
Housing is available on campus in dorms or in Starkville. Students can contact MSU Housing at http://www.housing.msstate.edu/. Identify that you are attending the Summer Field Program.
College of Forest Resources Academic Affairs Office
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Department of Forestry
Mississippi State, MS 39762