Earn your Master's in Natural Resources – Online
Now accepting applications for Winter term 2013. Deadline to apply is August 1. Classes start January 7.
Earn your master's degree from a top-ranked research university, and do it all online. Oregon State University offers a 45-credit master's program taught by renowned faculty in the Colleges of Forestry and Agricultural Sciences - including scientists from fisheries, wildlife, rangeland and water departments. Students who complete this program receive a Master of Natural Resources (MNR).
As an MNR student, your curriculum includes:
- Core classes (18 credits): courses include (but not limited to) seed science, biology of invasive plants, wildlife disease, agricultural ecosystems, waste management, agroforestry, radioecology, aquatic/riparian resources, environmental law, ecological policy, environmental sociology, environmental conflict management, politics and media, field methods in vegetation science, computer programming for scientists, geographic information systems, data analysis, ecofeminism and gender and technology.
- Emphasis area (18 credits): students pick an emphasis in either sustainable natural resources, fisheries management, water conflict management or geographic information science.
- Capstone project (9 credits): Case study projects provide students with experience that approximates a future work environment, while also providing client organizations with solutions to complex natural resource issues and useful products.
- Oral examination: can be done on-campus in Corvallis, Ore. or through the use of online technology (such as Skype).
Oregon State University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Universities and Colleges, and is a member of the Natural Resources Distance Learning Consortium (a group of 10 universities who offer natural resources online courses for agency professionals)