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Current Research

The Master of Natural Resources (MNR) program is not research oriented. Our diverse course work is designed to give you a breadth of understanding of natural resources, particularly in the areas of management and administration.


Students can further expand their social and professional interactions by participating in other organizations, such as:

Hands-On Experience

Through traditional course work and team projects, the MNR graduate program will give you the tools and background you need to address the challenges associated with the sustainable use of resources. You’ll also learn about validated processes for effective ecosystem management.

In your final oral presentation, you will apply your understanding of ecological, social, political and management concepts to decipher important natural resources issues.


The university hosts world-class research centers for remote sensing and ecological genetics. Idaho and the surrounding states also offer an outstanding outdoor classroom for natural resources issues. Some of our unique off-site facilities include the University of Idaho Experimental Forest, the Guernsey Outdoor Classroom,the McCall Field Campus and the incomparable Taylor Wilderness Research Station, a wilderness research facility nestled in the heart of the Frank Church—River of No Return Wilderness. 

Online & Outreach

The MNR program is available entirely online, in the traditional classroom setting or a combination of both. This is made possible through Web based course delivery, the University of Idaho, other universities and the Natural Resources Distance Learning Consortium.