MNRM Professional Degree

" . . . I had come to NDSU with a deep interest in the environment, specifically for the tall grass prairie, but had not been able to pin point exactly what I wanted out of a career. Through the classroom, lab and summer field work opportunities with the NRM and Entomology departments I was able to develop a strong sense of self which has made me confident to explore many different avenues for a career." - Sarah Wilson, MNRM, Biological Technician, USFS Detroit Lakes, MN.

The Master of Natural Resources Management (MNRM) degree program at North Dakota State University was initiated in 2010. The MNRM is designed as a professional, non-thesis degree program specifically designed for students holding a Bachelor of Science Degree in Natural Resources Management or a closely related field who are seeking an educational opportunity for advanced coursework culminating in a professional terminal degree. This graduate degree program enables students to expand their existing base of knowledge by engaging in an approved curriculum of coursework (30 graduate units) encompassing the interdisciplinary format of Natural Resources Management and a culminating professional oral presentation evaluated by the student's graduate committee. This degree program is designed to serve recently graduated individuals seeking an advanced degree comprised of graduate coursework, as well as individuals who have several years of work experience in the field of natural resources and who are seeking to expand their educational base and advance their professional status. The MNRM is considered a terminal degree.

Shawn DeKeyser, Ph.D.
Program Leader - Natural Resources Management Interdisciplinary Program
205B Morrill Hall 

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