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Master of Natural Resources (M.N.R.)

Getting Ahead with an Online Fire Degree

MNR student and Fire Zone Planner for the BLM on how MNR advanced her career

The Master of Natural Resources (MNR) is an interdisciplinary course-based graduate program designed for current and aspiring professionals who wish to enhance their educational credentials for a career in natural resources. The fundamental objective of the MNR graduate program is to integrate and scale various perspectives — ecology and management; planning, policy and society; and tools and technology — into a systems view of natural resources. This unique professional degree is accessible to students of diverse academic backgrounds and will help graduates develop credentials and skills for the effective management of natural resources. The degree program can be completed entirely online or through a combination of online and on-campus courses. The MNR program can be combined with the certificate program specializing in fire ecology, management and technology. Explore course lists and more information about each of our MNR degree options:

All four options listed above are available via online education or from attending the Moscow campus. The Environmental Education and Science Communication Option (EESC) is a residential program that is only available at the U of I McCall Field Campus, home of MOSS.

Through the suite of courses in these option areas and a final capstone project or portfolio, students from diverse academic backgrounds gain the knowledge and skills to better understand and effectively manage natural resources.

Fast Facts

  • 30 semester credits, non-thesis program designed for working professionals.
  • Students may complete the degree in just three semesters.
  • Up to 12 applicable credits can be transferred into the program.
  • Can be completed entirely online. (except MOSS option)
  • Apply year-round.

The EESC residential option at the McCall Field Campus does not charge regular U of I tuition, but instead charges its own self-contained program fee that is the same for Idaho residents and non-residents.

For more information, please email the graduate studies office.

University of Idaho MNR Stories:

Zone Fire Planner Darcy McDaniel

Tyler Gilbert

Contact Us

CNR | Graduate Studies Office

Physical Address:
975 W. 6th Street
Moscow, Idaho

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1142
Moscow, ID 83844-1142

Phone: 208-885-1505


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