Graduate Degree Programs

The interdisciplinary Master of Natural Resources (MNR) degree prepares students for employment and career opportunities in environmental conservation and sustainable development, especially new jobs emerging in an increasingly interconnected, urban, and global world.

Designed as a professional degree, the MNR is offered in three different formats to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse audience — an Executive format for professionals with significant prior work experience; a 100% Online format; and a Global format for those looking for extensive international experience. Each of the three MNR formats are 30-credit, non-thesis programs providing an interdisciplinary perspective, transformative experience, and international engagement as core elements of the curriculum. The MNR degree does not require a GRE for admission.

Executive Master of Natural Resources Program

We are committed to working with professionals from all disciplines and sectors to build capacity to lead towards a more sustainable future.

  • Accelerated 15-month, 30-credit degree format
  • Designed for full time working professionals with significant work experience
  • Meets one weekend each month in the Washington DC region
  • Includes a 10-day International Residency

Online Master of Natural Resources Program

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

Global Master of Natural Resources Program

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