Virginia Tech® home

Natural Resource Management

The Graduate Certificate in Natural Resource Management (GCNR) is a good option for professionals seeking credentials in environmental and natural resource management, graduate students in another discipline looking to formalize their knowledge and training in an environmental field, and potential MNR degree students interested in exploring the coursework and earning graduate credits before making a decision.

All courses are offered online to accommodate busy schedules. The course catalog allows students to focus on their interests: biodiversity and climate change, green infrastructure and urban ecology, or circular economy and environmental policy.  

Students pursuing this certificate must complete:

  • 9 of the required 12 credits with courses offered in the MNR program, including Conservation Ecology (NR 5724)
  • Up to 3 credit hours may be earned in approved graduate courses outside of the MNR program, including (but not limited to) courses offered as part of the Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA), Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP), and the Online Master of Arts in Political Science programs at Virginia Tech
  • Students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above for those 12 credit hours

(CIP 03.0201)

Program Website(s): 
Natural Resource Management Certificate (Online)
Master of Natural Resources (Online)

Program Director: 
Dr. Kieran J. Lindsey