Natural Resource Stewardship Master of Natural Resource Stewardship (M.N.R.S.)

Degree Overview

Hear Professor Jayne Jonas-Bratten explain how CSU's online master's in natural resource stewardship works to broaden your understanding of ecosystems, social and economic factors in decision-making, and the balance of human and natural values.

Add your name to our legacy of graduates who have become effective managers for some of the nation's largest and most prominent natural resource management organizations, including the USDA Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and other state and federal agencies.

Our Master of Natural Resource Stewardship was designed for professionals who are seeking the necessary skills and knowledge to advance in the field of natural resources. The program provides a broad natural resources education with an opportunity to specialize in one of the following areas:

You will finish this program as a well-rounded leader, equipped with an understanding of the interconnectedness of natural resource management systems and how that lends itself to solving real-world problems from a holistic viewpoint. The curriculum is immediately applicable to current issues within the industry, with natural resource management courses that cover topics such as:

  • Natural environmental processes and how they interact with human systems
  • Degraded landscape restoration principles
  • Natural resource management systems and how various subsystems affect one another
  • A thorough understanding of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and how to ensure compliance

What Next?

  • Ecological Restoration
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    Find out completion requirements and curriculum specifics to see if the Master of Natural Resource Stewardship – Ecological Restoration Specialization is right for you.

  • Rangeland Ecosystem Science
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    Find out completion requirements and curriculum specifics to see if the Master of Natural Resource Stewardship – Rangeland Ecosystem Science Specialization is right for you.

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