Master of Natural Resources Development in Natural Resources Development

The Master of Natural Resources Development (MNRD) degree is designed for a student who wants professional graduate training with a management orientation in natural resources. It is intended to emphasize the problem solving skills involved in the use of science and technology to benefit humanity, not as a research degree.

Individuals with a baccalaureate degree from a college or university of recognized standing, or qualified Texas A&M University seniors during their last semester, may apply for admission to graduate studies to pursue the non-thesis degree of Master of Natural Resources Development. The candidate’s advisory committee shall specify prerequisite work where necessary.

The student must demonstrate problem solving capabilities. Degree candidates may gain such capabilities by completing a professional internship that is designed to provide meaningful, applied, practical experiences, and which may vary in duration from three to nine months depending upon departmental requirements.

The degree may be earned in the Departments of Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management and Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. 

This program is also approved for delivery via asynchronous distance education technology. It is possible for working professionals to earn this degree via distance education.