The Summer Field Program (SFP) consists of four courses for a total of nine hours of credit. This summer there will be one program for upcoming juniors and one program for upcoming seniors. All incoming transfer students will register for the junior session. The SFP courses will conflict with all other MSU summer sessions. Students will not be able to register for other MSU courses in the summer. There will be two separate 2021 Summer Field Programs provided for the Junior and Senior classes. These two programs are to accommodate for the canceled 2020 Summer Field Program. Students who were to enroll in the Summer 2020 Program need to enroll in Program A and incoming transfer students and the on schedule 2021 group will need to be enrolled in Program B. There are four required courses (FO 3015, FO 3012, FO 4231, and WFA 3031) that will be distributed across each nine-week program.
Currently Enrolled Students: Applications and general information are available by clicking on the links. In addition to completing the application 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 Study Abroad campus.
Transfer Students: Apply for admission to MSU, submit a Summer Field Program application and medical form, and plan to attend the Summer Field Program registration day. Applications for the Summer Field Program are available from community college advisors or here. Application for admission to MSU must be made before applying for the summer field program. 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. Transfer students currently enrolled in prerequisites must submit a copy of final grades to Lanna Miller (LCM1@msstate.edu) before May 24. Transfer students must also send final transcripts (after spring semester grades are posted) to MSU Admissions or student records will be placed on hold. Admission to MSU and registration for the Summer Field Program must be finalized to participate in first day activities.
Essential Skills for Successful Completion of the Forest Measurements Section of the MSU Forestry Summer Field Program: Community College students who transfer to the MSU Forestry program are expected to enroll in the Summer Field Program course, FO3015, during the summer immediately after they transfer. Read a summary of the essential skills. Download
Program A: Will be offered to Seniors (May 17 – July 16)
Program B: Will be offered to Juniors (May 31 – July 30)
Tuition and Fees: Regular tuition and fees are required for the nine hours of credit of the Summer Field Program. $366.75 per credit hour for tuition and fees (based on 2020 figures). 2021 tuition and fee information will be updated here: https://www.controller.msstate.edu/accountservices/tuition/.
Contact MSU Account Services about payment plans. To pay your bill: Log in to your banner account and click on the Banner tab. Under account information, you can select make a payment. Follow directions to enter information.
Financial Aid: Requests for information about financial aid should be directed to the MSU Student Financial Aid Office. Application for financial aid should be made as early in the year as possible. Students are encouraged to submit the FAFSA even if they will not be receiving financial aid since the FAFSA information is also used to award scholarships.
Scholarships: SFP students are eligible for scholarshsips which will be awarded after the completion of SFP 2021. Students must complete the MSU general and conditional scholarship applications to be eligible. Students who complete their applications by the March 1 deadline will be considered for MSU, CFR and SFP scholarships. The MSU application is found under the Student Financial Aid and Scholarships tab in the MyState portal.
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.
Avery, T.E. and H. E. Burkhart. 2002. Forest Measurements. 5th Edition. McGraw-Hill Inc., New York, NY. 456 pages.
Parker, R.C., T.G. Matney, and K.L. Belli. 2010. Field and Laboratory Exercises for Forest Description and Analysis. Edition 14.0, Dept. of Forestry, College of Forest Resources, Mississippi State University, Spring 2010. 266 pp.
Download the list of Required Equipment and Textbooks
You are free to purchase these items from any source of your choosing but many of the items are available at Forestry Suppliers, Inc. and if you use the reference key code F43, Forestry Suppliers will give you an additional 10% discount on your purchase.
All forms are in Adobe pdf format.Application and Medical Form
Where can I get an application form for the Summer Field Program?
Applications and information for the Summer Field Program may be obtained by clicking the links. 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 Student Services 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 Student Services 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 Student Services Office for a pre-registration appointment.
What are the dates of Summer Field Program?
Summer Field Program dates can be found on the Course section of this page.
How much is Summer Field Program?
Costs of the Summer Field Program can be found in the Estimated Costs section of this page, 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 residence halls or in Starkville. Students can contact MSU Housing at https://www.housing.msstate.edu/. Identify that you are attending the Summer Field Program.
College of Forest Resources Student Services Office
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Dr. Joshua Granger
Summer Field Program Coordinator
Mississippi State, MS 39762