Master of Environment and Natural Resources (MENR)

The Ohio State University

Date Posted: Feb. 3, 2020
Submitted by: Genevieve LaMarr LeMee
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Master's Degree
Completion: 2 years
Distance: Local Only
Commitment: Full-Time


The MENR is a 36-credit hour program that can be completed in two years of full-time enrollment and includes a credit-granting internship. The degree features a rigorous but flexible program, creating valuable educational and training experiences for persons planning for or already engaged in professional careers in environmental or natural resources management, administration, planning, or education. Students in the MENR program will extend their depth of knowledge and expertise in environmental and natural resource science and management beyond that acquired during bachelor degree programs and at the same time improve their decision-making skills.

Advised by the MENR Director, students tailor their program of study in the following curricular areas: three core courses covering sociology, ecology, and the relation of environmental science to law; professional development with an internship and relevant seminars; specialization courses to develop a deep mastery of topics relevant to the focus area; skills courses for the skills necessary to succeed in the chosen field; and a "keystone course" thematically tying together the whole program of study.

The flexibility of the MENR encourages students to concurrently enroll in two degree-granting programs so that they can expand their expertise in relevant areas.