This graduate program is available entirely on-line via Internet, in a traditional classroom, or a combination of both. The University of Idaho offers many of the required classes over the Web; some can be taken over the Internet from other universities. A maximum of 12 credits can be transferred into the program from other institutions. At least 18 credits must be taken from the University of Idaho. Students and their major professor design the student’s study plan of courses for the MNR graduate program.
The MNR degree requirements also include two credits of case-study preparation (a NR 599-X section will be set up for each student in the semester the student begins to work on the case study project). Students must work with their faculty advisor on the development and completion of the case study. Students are encouraged to come to campus to take the required final oral comprehensive exam, which includes the presentation of the case study project and examination by the MNR faculty. However, students who are located beyond reasonable traveling distance have the option to complete the final comprehensive examination via a video conferencing session. The option is available only if the appropriate facilities are available for the video conferencing session; the final decision on this option will be made by the MNR faculty.