Master of Natural Resources Stewardship

This degree is a coursework-intensive professional masters degree. The MNRS does not include a research project or thesis. It provides students with a broad natural resources education and specialized resource management expertise in one of three specializations:

  1. ecological restoration

  2. forest sciences

  3. rangeland ecosystems

Student collecting soil samples in the forest

The professional masters can be completed in three semesters of full time coursework. Some courses require prerequisites that incoming students may need to complete, and some highly desired courses are only offered every other year. Therefore, the length of time required to complete the program depends on the student’s background and desired courses. Course selections and restrictions are detailed in the Master of Natural Resources Stewardship Program Requirements.
Please note that courses on campus are generally offered during the work week (Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm). Working professionals who are unable to attend classes during the work week should consider the online option.

The Master of Natural Resources Stewardship application process differs slightly from our other degrees. It is outlined in detail in the document How to Apply to the Master of Natural Resources Stewardship.

MNRS Current Course Offerings

On-campus course offerings
Online course offerings
Dr. Sonya Le Febre serves as the advisor for students in the Master of Natural Resources Stewardship degree program. Please contact her for additional information.