I want my graduate program to give me:
An interdisciplinary focus: I want to learn how to apply ecology,
economics and human social well-being to natural resources and environmental
A thesis and courses: I want the in-depth research
experience of my own thesis and the knowledge gained from a broad range
of graduate courses.
An applied education to prepare me for my successful
Teaching and mentorship by internationally successful
Outstanding personalized supervision to help me achieve
I want to learn about:
Human dimensions of natural resources management
Economic dimensions of natural resources management
Ecological dimensions of natural resources management
Legal, policy, and conservation elements of natural
Environmental impact assessments, food security, environmental
health and community-based management
Quantitative and qualitative research methods
Working with communities and stakeholders
… and many more topics related to conservation, environment and natural
I want to do research in these places:
the World, including countries such as Bangladesh, India, Brazil, Kenya,
Tanzania, and many more
… and I want the academic supervision to help me make my research a
I want a community with:
An intellectually challenging academic atmosphere.
An internationally diverse selection of professors.
Internationally diverse students.
Respectful mentorship and leadership.
Friendly and supportive academic and social relationships with other
“We’re at the NRI because…”
“The NRI has supported a collaborative, participatory research approach
that has been integral to my current forestry-related career. Though
my Graduate studies, I forged connections within my research community
that have led to a wealth of employment opportunities directly related
to my work.” Mike, MNRM student
“I'm at the NRI because I want to gain interdisciplinary skills, and
conduct practical and applicable research.” Allison, MNRM student
“I chose the NRI over other programs mainly for the interdisciplinarity.
I wanted my master’s to be a well rounded program that put me in a learning
environment with students of many other disciplines.” Nic, MNRM student
“I'm at the NRI because it allowed me to dive deeper into my interest
in ecology, but also allowed me to broaden my knowledge with the interdisciplinary
nature of the coursework. I think it is important to have a strong understanding
of your chosen field, but also an understanding of the broad impacts
of your research, which is what you get at the NRI.” Maggi, MNRM student
“I'm at the NRI because I found a research project here that I believed
to be important, worthwhile, and would help me pursue my scientific
interests in a completely new way.” Emily, MNRM student