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
$560 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
3 per year

Master of Natural Resources – Online


Oregon State University's Master of Natural Resources program is delivered online and offered with a capstone project rather than a thesis. The MNR coursework is founded on contemporary content for natural resources professionals who work in settings that require cross-disciplinary competency to find solutions to natural resources problems.

Degree requirements

A total of 45 quarter credits are required to graduate with your MNR degree. Full degree requirements and curriculum information are available on Oregon State's academic catalog.

Specialization areas

You can choose an area of emphasis from the following graduate certificate programs, or you and your advisor can design your own area of focus based on your career goals. All certificate programs are delivered online by OSU Ecampus.

Oral examination 

Successful completion of a final oral examination is required for all master's degrees. You will defend your course of study and capstone project by coordinating with your Graduate Advisory Committee. The final oral examination can be done electronically, meaning you are never required to travel to the Oregon State campus.


Notice: Oregon State University students may now take part in internships anywhere in the United States. Read more about Ecampus’ authorization and compliance.

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