Environment and Natural Resources Master of Science

About us

The Masters of Science degree is a thesis degree for individuals who wish to eventually pursue high-level research, or academia-related or professional careers in environment and natural resources.

A Master of Science in Environment and Natural Resources offers flexibility and diversity in meeting students’ educational, research and career objectives. While the creative idea for investigation may originate with the student’s advisor, the student must demonstrate that he or she has made a rigorous attempt to become familiar with literature relevant to the research topic, identify questions that can realistically be pursued as a thesis, design and carry out studies or experiments to address those questions, analyze the results, and incorporate those results into a coherent Master’s Thesis.

Students have extensive freedom to customize the course selection in their program of study and include interdisciplinary coursework from other university departments. Our faculty members specialize in seven different areas:

  • Ecological Restoration
  • Ecosystem Science
  • Environmental Social Sciences
  • Fisheries and Wildlife Science
  • Forest Science
  • Rural Sociology
  • Soil Science

Graduates of the program enter careers in environmental science, resource science, policy and management, administration, research, or education and many continue graduate studies at the doctoral level.

For moreinformation: senr.osu.edu/graduate/master-science-ms

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.