MF is also an abbreviation of
Master of Forestry, an advanced university degree. The MF is more of a
professional degree than a research degree; therefore, most programs
require coursework and a comprehensive oral exam, but not a thesis or
dissertation. Students take courses in forest ecology, resource
management, silviculture, biometry, and wildlife management; they may
also take supplemental courses in physics, statistics, and biochemistry.
Once they graduate, most MF students go on to work in national parks or
the logging industry (an interesting dichotomy that can foster
considerable antagonism among forestry students).