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Online Master of Natural Resources Degree

The School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences comprehensive online Master of Natural Resources (MNR) degree is an interdisciplinary course-based non-thesis graduate program designed for current and aspiring professionals who wish to enhance their educational credentials through distance learning and increase their knowledge and skills to develop workable solutions for complex challenges affecting the regulation and management of natural resources and implementation of environmental policy.

This 30 credit hour professional degree is manageable to students of diverse academic backgrounds and busy work schedules and allows for the student to tailor the degree to their career interests and goals, including management positions in natural resource-focused government and nonprofit agencies. Our diverse curriculum trains students with the latest technologies and theories to hone their critical thinking and problem solving skills applicable to current industry and specific issues within the field of natural resource management.

The MNR graduate program can be customized with a broad spectrum of courses to balance economic, health and environmental interests, including a combination with one or more of the online certificate programs in Restoration Ecology, Forest Finance and Investment or One Health. The non-thesis MNR degree is also convenient and flexible, allowing students to complete their degree entirely online or through a combination of online and on-campus courses.

Our exceptional faculty and graduate student services personnel guide students through the admissions process and curriculum to assure ease of credit transfer, admissions, and the successful and timely completion of courses to earn a properly accredited online natural resources degree.

Application Requirements

  • Before applying, please contact to discuss your area of interest
  • Apply easily online at
  • Official undergraduate transcripts
  • 2.75 GPA – exceptions considered with sufficient reasoning
  • Resume and three letters of recommendation
  • Letter of intent

Quick Facts

  • Non-thesis
  • Convenient, online courses available
  • Only 30 credit hours required
  • Learn from expert faculty
  • No GRE required

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