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
  • Fall Term
  • Winter Term
  • Spring Term
Required Tests


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

Admissions Deadline for fall term
June 15
Admissions Deadline for winter term
September 15
Admissions Deadline for spring term
December 15

Concentrations ?

This program has concentrations or tracks not represented here. Please visit the  Natural Resources Website program website to learn more.

MAIS Participation

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

AMP Participation ?

This program participates in the Accelerated Masters Platform (AMP)

AMP Contact
Terina McLachlain
Program Coordinator
Forest Ecosystems and Society