Students who earn a Master of Natural Resources degree will develop analytical and problem solving skills associated with complex natural resources issues.
Moreover, students will learn from and network with world renowned OSU faculty in natural resources - including scientists from fisheries, wildlife, forestry, rangeland and water departments.
This new curriculum provides foundation of rigorous courses in economic theory and quantitative methods at both master's and doctoral levels. Areas of concentration are available in resource and environmental economics, trade and development, public health economics, and (for the MA/MS only) transportation economics. Students employ economic theories, principles, and methods to examine real-world problems with significant attention to data and institutions.
Sustainability is generally defined as "meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." When applied to natural resource management, this concept mixes economic, social, and ecological issues. This online program, the first of its kind in the nation, is designed to help mid-career company, industry or agency employees to develop the skills to reach beyond their own disciplines, and bring a broad range of technical and problem-solving approaches to natural resource management.
This multidisciplinary 18-credit graduate certificate program identifies effective solutions to complex fisheries management challenges at both local and international levels. The College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences and the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife now offer an online certificate in Fisheries Management in cooperation with Ecampus, the nation's first fisheries management certificate to be offered online.
The management of our marine resources encompass both biophysical and human dimensions. Marine management professionals need to understand these dimensions, utilizing both physical and social sciences to tackle challenging issues, and effectively communicate best management practices to scientists, decision makers, and stakeholders.
The OSU Department of Geosciences in the College of Science, with the Water Resources Graduate Program and PCCP (From Potential Conflict to Cooperation Potential) now offers an online certificate in Water Conflict Management and Transformation in cooperation with Ecampus. This 18-credit online graduate certificate will provide the tools for decision-making and strategizing when faced with global issues.
The Graduate Certificate in Management for Science Professionals is designed for individuals in science or science-related fields seeking professional development.