Master of Natural Resources – Online

Solutions for complex issues

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Students and instructors discuss the benefits of the OSU Master of Natural Resources online degree program.

The Oregon State University Master of Natural Resources (MNR) program is an interdisciplinary program designed for natural resources professionals. This 45-credit program is delivered entirely online through Oregon State Ecampus – a nationally ranked provider of distance education.

You will develop the analytical and problem-solving skills needed to provide workable solutions for complex natural resources challenges. And you’ll learn how to balance competing economic, health and environmental interests.

Engage with leading scientists and professionals

Your Master of Natural Resources degree carries the prestige of Oregon State University, which is recognized nationally for its natural resources programs. This program taps the minds of world-class scientists from 12 departments within the colleges of Agricultural Sciences; Forestry; Science; Liberal Arts; and Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences.

Learn. Network. Inspire.

Oregon State is hosting its sixth annual  Natural Resources Leadership Academy (NRLA) June 18-23 and June 26-30 in Corvallis, Oregon.

NRLA brings together professionals and graduate students from across the world to establish connections, enhance leadership skills and learn from experts on timely, relevant topics in today's changing world. Attend one or both weeks and earn university credits toward your Master of Natural Resources degree.

2017 tracks include:

  • Environmental Politics and Policy
  • Social Aspects of Sustainable Natural Resources
  • Sustainability Assessment
  • Water Conflict Management and Transformation
  • Resilient and Robust Resource Management

Graduate certificate pathway to MNR

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Justin Zweifel applied credits earned from his water conflict management graduate certificate toward his MNR degree.

Oregon State provides a pathway toward earning your MNR degree through seven graduate certificates – all delivered 100% online. The credits you earn will meet your area of emphasis requirement the MNR program.

Earning a graduate certificate can help you “test the waters” before committing to the master’s program.

In addition, becoming an admitted student in one of these graduate certificate programs allows you to:

  • Connect with faculty who can potentially serve as your MNR advisor
  • Bypass the GRE requirement for MNR admission
  • Apply for a change of degree at no cost
  • Smoothly transition into the MNR program as a currently admitted student
  • Meet the preferred requirement for natural resources-related work or volunteer experience

Please note: It’s important that you apply to change your degree program to MNR while you’re a current student in good standing in your graduate certificate program. Visit the Master of Natural Resources admissions page for details.


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