Master of Natural ResourcesM.N.R.

Credits required
45 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 45 quarter credits are equal to 30 semester credits.
Cost per credit
Online You can complete all courses online. Some courses may require proctored exams in your local area.
Start terms
4 per year

Benefits: Master of Natural Resources – Online

Top-ranked university

Oregon State is America's natural resources university. OSU's world-class faculty in natural resources – including fisheries, wildlife, forestry, rangeland and water – are renowned for their research and innovation. Oregon State is an internationally renowned public research university and is one of only two land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the nation, so you know your diploma comes with a strong reputation attached.

Oregon State Ecampus is consistently recognized as a top-ranked provider of online education. Our national prestige is based on academic quality, faculty credentials and training, student engagement, student services and technology, and student retention.

Dr. Badege Bishaw (Oregon State University)

Meet the program director

Oregon State's Master of Natural Resources program director is Dr. Badege Bishaw, who specializes in a agroforestry, social forestry, silviculture and international forestry. Dr. Bishaw is also the director of the forests and climate change and sustainable natural resources graduate certificate programs.

Natural Resources Distance Learning Consortium

Oregon State is a member of the Natural Resources Distance Learning Consortium (NRDLC) that partners with the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management along with 10 universities. NRDLC provides over 300 online classes and degrees covering a variety of natural resource management disciplines aimed at agency professionals.


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