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

Careers: Master of Natural Resources – Online

Advance your career in natural resources

By earning your Master of Natural Resources degree, you’ll develop the ability to navigate multiple natural resources disciplines and value systems. This will give you the ability to create workable solutions for complex regional, national and international natural resource challenges.

Career Opportunities

Kristy Trevino, Oregon State Master of Natural Resources graduate

Kristy Trevino completed OSU’s Master of Natural Resources program online to change careers from chemistry to a vocation she loves – water conservation. Read more »

There are virtually unlimited opportunities in natural resources management.
Examples of potential career openings can include:

  • Extension Agent
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Policy Analyst
  • Forester
  • Fisheries Manager
  • GIS Expert
  • Land Use Planner
  • Natural Resources Educator
  • Natural Resources Manager
  • Recreation Resource Manager
  • Wildlife Habitat Specialist
  • Water Conflict Manager

Employing agencies

  • Federal, state and tribal natural resource management agencies (e.g. USDA Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Department of Forestry, Department of Fish and Wildlife, National Parks Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service)
  • Forest Industry
  • Department of Water Resources
  • International organizations
  • Local government
  • Non-governmental organizations (e.g. The Nature Conservancy)
  • Policy institutions
  • Public and private educational institutions

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