Masters Degree Programs

The MNR degree provides interdisciplinary graduate education for professionals interested in environmental conservation and sustainable development. We help professionals in business, government, and non-profit sectors gain knowledge, skills, and credentials required for career change and advancement, especially for new jobs emerging in an increasingly interconnected, urban, and global world. The MNR is a non-thesis degree offered via four distinct programs. Each MNR program requires 30 credits of coursework and at least one international experience. GRE scores are not required and there are no additional costs for out-of-state or international students.

Online Master of Natural Resources Program

  • Offered entirely online
  • Course-based (non-thesis)
  • Self-directed and flexible timeline
  • Includes participation in one International Field Experience

Global Master of Natural Resources Program (GMNR)

  • Emphasis on global sustainability challenges and strategies
  • Includes participation in three International Field Experiences
  • Combines online coursework with direct engagement
  • Self-directed and flexible timeline

Executive Master of Natural Resources Program (XMNR)

  • 12-month / 3-semester curriculum
  • Classes meet online and in-person one weekend each month in the DC metro region
  • Includes a 10-day International Residency experience in a developing country
  • Students are full-time working professionals with significant prior experience
  • Includes one 10-day International Experience

World Executive Master of Natural Resources Program (WXMNR)

  • 12-month / 3-semester curriculum
  • Classes meet online and in-person for three 10-day meetings in China, South Africa, and India
  • Students are full-time working professionals with significant prior experience
  • Promotes skills and credentials needed for international career advancement and change