Develop analytical and problem solving skills associated with complex natural resources issues, and learn from world-renowned OSU faculty. This is an accredited program in which you study the interaction of ecological, economic, ethical and social systems. Students explore multiple fields and choose an area of emphasis based on their professional goals and interests.

This program taps the minds of world-class scientists from 12 departments within the colleges of Agricultural Sciences; Forestry; Science; Liberal Arts; and Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences.

The College of Forestry, which offers this Master of Natural Resources program online, is consistently recognized for having one of the top natural resources programs in the United States. In May 2013, OSU's work in forestry earned a No. 8 ranking in a new international survey of more than 3,000 universities.

This all-online master's program is part of the Natural Resources Distance Learning Consortium (NRDLC), which promotes online learning from several accredited universities in natural resources-related fields.

Admissions Requirements

Admit Term
  • Any Term
Required Tests
  • GRE

Aptitude Only

English Language Requirements ?

English language requirements for international applicants to this program are the same as the standard Graduate School requirements.


Additional Requirements
  • 3 letters of professional reference


    A cover letter


    Written confirmation from an OSU faculty who has agreed to be your advisor


    If you are an already enrolled certificate student looking to add the Master of Natural Resources, please visit the Natural Resources Management page.


Application Process

Please review the graduate school application process and Apply Online.

Dates & Deadlines ?

Funding Deadline

No departmental funding available at this time


Available Concentrations ?

  • Fisheries Management
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Sustainable Natural Resources
  • Water Conflict Management and Transformation
  • Urban Forestry
  • Forests and Climate Change
  • Wildlife Management

MAIS Participation

This program is not offered as a MAIS field of study.


AMP Participation ?

This program does not participate in the Accelerated Master's Platform (AMP)