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Natural Resources
College of Natural Resources and Environment
Virginia Tech in the National Capital Region (NCR) is dedicated to furthering the university's three missions - education, research, and outreach. With facilities, faculty, graduate degrees, and research in the region since 1969, Virginia Tech has a long tradition of creating new knowledge and applying it to the critical problems facing the Washington DC area, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world.
Natural Resources & Environment VTRC-A 900 N. Glebe Road Arlington VA 22203 Arlington VA 22203
Northern Virginia Center
Degree(s) Offered:
MNR Degree in Natural Resources
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Offered In:
National Capital Region
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Application Deadlines:
Fall: Aug 10
Spring: Jan 01
Summer I: May 10
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Program Director : Michael Mortimer
Graduate Program Director(s) : David Robertson (XMNR, WXMNR), Kieran Lindsey (Online MNR, GMNR, Graduate Certificates)
Professors: Robert Hull; Patricia Raun; Marc Stern
Adjunct Professors: Desiree DiMauro (National Capital Region); Megan Draheim (National Capital Region); James Egenrieder (National Capital Region); Heather Eves (National Capital Region); Jennifer Jones (National Capital Region); Courtney Kimmel (National Capital Region); Andrew Perlstein (National Capital Region); Michael Ruggiero (National Capital Region)
Affiliated Faculty: Kieran Lindsey (National Capital Region); Michael Mortimer (National Capital Region); David Robertson (National Capital Region)

Natural Resources Introduction

The Master of Natural Resources (MNR) degree and related graduate certificates prepare students for employment and career opportunities in environmental conservation and sustainability development, especially new jobs emerging in an increasingly global, urban, and interconnected world.

Designed as a professional degree, the MNR is offered in four distinct formats to meet the needs of our diverse student audience: Online, Executive (XMNR), Global (GMNR), and World Executive (WXMNR). All four 30-credit, non-thesis formats provide an interdisciplinary perspective, transformative experiences, and international engagement as core elements of the curriculum. The MNR degree does not require a GRE for admission, and there are no additional costs for out-of-state or international students.
Unsure about a full Masters degree program? Or maybe you would like to take a few courses before you decide? Graduate certificates are a great way to earn academic credit and receive formal recognition for coursework without committing to a full degree program. We offer two graduate certificates: GC in Natural Resources (GCNR), and GC in Global Sustainability (GCGS).

Director, Graduate Programs

Michael J. Mortimer

Associate Director, Executive Programs

David P. Robertson

Associate Director, Online Programs

Kieran J. Lindsey
Offered In (National Capital Region, Virtual)

Degree Requirements

Minimum GPA: 3.0
Institution code: 5859
Testing Requirements:
    • Paper
      • 550.0
    • iBT
      • 80.0

The Master of Natural Resources (MNR) graduate degree requires 30 credit hours and is offered in four distinct formats: Online, Executive, Global, and World. See the website links below for details.  Graduate Certificates are offered in two formats: Natural Resources and Global Sustainability. See the website links below for details.

Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability (CLiGS)

The Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability (CLiGS) is located near Washington, DC, at the Virginia Tech Research Center in Arlington (VTRC-A), a U.S. Green Building Council LEED-certified facility. The VTRC-A building is just one block from the Ballston Metro station and Interstate 66. It is also within walking distance of major government organizations and association headquarters, including the National Science Foundation (NSF), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Office of Naval Research (ONR), US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), and The Nature Conservancy (TNC).  

For more information about where our students and faculty work and interact, visit our website

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