Go to Grad School Without Going to Campus

Looking to grow as an environmental or sustainability professional?

The demands and responsibilities of your current job — business travel, long or unpredictable hours, a workplace far from a college campus — are no longer a barrier to career advancement.

Virginia Tech’s innovative Master of Natural Resources (MNR) is a flexible, interdisciplinary graduate degree that provides professionals in both the public and private sectors with the knowledge, skills, and credentials they need to succeed.

The MNR gave me a competitive advantage, with skills that are directly transferable to my role as an [environmental] business analyst.  ~ Katie Man, Class of 2013

Designed for working adults, the MNR is available in Online and Executive formats that can be completed in as little as 12 months.

It’s career development without income disruption.



The MNR is exactly what I was looking for — a graduate degree from a university with a strong environmental reputation.  ~ Ryan Hathaway, Class of 2014

  • No need to quit your job or relocate.
  • No daily or weekly campus commute.
  • No thesis required.
  • Innovative instruction.
  • Develops leadership skills.
  • No additional costs for out-of-state or international students.
  • No GRE scores required.

You don’t have to choose between earning a graduate degree and earning a living.


Term Deadline Term Dates
Fall 2016 August 1 August 22 – December 15
Spring 2017 January 1 January 17 – May 10
Summer 2017 May 1 May 22 – August 14

The MNR Program features flat-rate tuition—no additional cost for out-of- state or international students.  Our Program Directors can provide guidance on the cost for each of our instruction delivery formats (Online, Global, Executive, and World Executive).  You can schedule an advising call by contacting our office: (571) 858-3338  or cligs@vt.edu.

Financial Aid

Contact Virginia Tech’s Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid by phone (Tel: 540.231.5179) or email (finaid@vt.edu) for assistance.

Veterans Benefits

Active military and veterans should contact the Office of Veterans Services by phone (Tel: 540.231.5815) or email (veterans@vt.edu) for assistance accessing GI Benefits.