Environment and Natural Resources Master of Environment and Natural Resources

About us

The Master of Environment and Natural Resources (MENR) is a theory-into-practice degree program that prepares students for careers in fields related to the sustainability of the environment and natural resources in an applied- or management-related way. This non-thesis master's of professional practice prepares students to either enter a related field for the first time or to advance within their current relevant field.

The MENR degree offers flexibility and diversity in course work for a field of study that will contribute to the student's career goals. The degree features a rigorous, but flexible program, creating valuable educational and training experiences for those planning for or already engaged in professional careers in environmental or natural resources management, administration, planning or education. Outcomes for our alumni are as diverse as their interests. Alumni have gone on to gain a variety of employment, including government, private, and non-profit employers. Those seeking public employment have found it at all levels, such as Columbus Metro Parks, the Ohio EPA and Division of Wildlife, and the US Department of State. 

For more information, go to: enr.osu.edu/graduate/professional-masters-menr 

Optional Practical Training (OPT)

International graduates of this major are approved by the Department of Homeland Security for three (3) years of work permission in the United States after graduation. Visit the Office of International Affairs website for more information.