Curriculum: Master of Natural Resources – Online

This is a 45-credit master's program offered online through Oregon State University. Students who complete this program graduate with a Master of Natural Resources.

Molly Pitts - an OSU Master of Natural Resources student. Play

Molly Pitts is a Master of Natural Resources student online with Oregon State University. Here she discusses the high-level interaction she and her classmates have with their OSU Ecampus instructors.

Core interdisciplinary classes
(18 credits)

  • Introduction to Sustainable Natural Resources (3 credits) 
  • Ecology/Production (6 credits)
  • Human Systems (6-9 credits)
  • Methodology (3 credits)

Courses from an area of emphasis of student's choice (18 credits)

MNR Capstone Project (9 credits)

View a complete list of courses for this program.

Oral Examination 

Successful completion of a final oral examination is required for all master's degrees (Graduate Catalog: Policies Governing Master's Degree Programs). The student will defend the course of study and Capstone Project by coordinating with his/her Graduate Advisory Committee (GAC).

While it is generally expected that all members of graduate committees, including students, should be physically present at all required meetings, it is permissible for the student and/or committee members to participate from a remote location. Please contact your GAC if defending from a remote location is an option you are considering.

Course schedule

OSU is on the quarter term system. Fall term starts in late September; Winter term begins in early January; Spring classes start around April 1; Summer Session starts in late June. Registration usually begins two months prior to the start of the term. Check the Ecampus Schedule of Classes for details.

Susy Boyd - an OSU Master of Natural Resources student. Play

Susy Boyd, a Master of Natural Resources student from California, discusses the advantages of learning online with Oregon State University.

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