The Master of Natural Resources Stewardship (MNRS) degree is a coursework-intensive, professional masters degree for students with some prior natural resources or agriculture experience. All types of experience (volunteer, paid, etc.) over any length of time are considered. It is intended to provide students with a broad natural resources education and specialized resource management expertise in one of four specializations: Ecological Restoration, Forest Sciences, Rangeland Ecology and Management, or Western Ranch Management and Ecosystem Stewardship.

This master’s degree can be completed in three fall and spring semesters (one and a half years) 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.