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Master’s Degrees in Natural Resource Management

890 Yearly Graduations
$46,700 Median Salary
$41,000 Median Debt
A master's degree in resource management is offered at 58 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 19% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 9.0% of resource management graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Resource Management Majors

In 2018-2019, 890 earned their master's degree in resource management. This earns it the #119 spot on the list of the most popular master's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in resource management at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,307
Master’s Degree 890
Associate’s Degree 228
Basic Certificate 197
Graduate Certificate 135
Undergraduate Certificate 51
Doctor’s Degree 34

Earnings of Resource Management Majors With Master’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in resource management is $46,700. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $36,825 and the high is $56,400.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in resource management is $41,000. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $53,783 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $32,616.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $478.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their master's degree in resource management. About 57.4% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 379
Women 511
Gender Diversity of Master's Degrees in Resource Management

The racial-ethnic distribution of resource management master’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 24
Black or African American 25
Hispanic or Latino 83
White 557
International Students 80
Other Races/Ethnicities 121
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Resource Management Master's Degree Students

There are 58 colleges that offer a master’s degree in resource management. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut
125 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for resource management students seekinga master's degree is Yale University. Each year, around 13,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,500 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $43,300 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 125 people received their master's degree in resource management from Yale. About 55% of this group were women, and 21% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

University of Denver

Denver, Colorado
103 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for resource management majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Denver. Roughly 12,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $51,336 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $51,336 per year.

The resource management program at University of Denver awarded 103 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 18% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

84 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for resource management majors who are seeking their master's degree is Colorado State University - Fort Collins. Each year, around 33,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,426 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,520 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 84 master's degrees were handed out to resource management majors at Colorado State. Around 10% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 61% were women.

#4

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, Virginia
55 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for resource management majors who are seeking their master's degree is Virginia Tech. Roughly 36,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,420 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,701 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 55 people received their master's degree in resource management from Virginia Tech. About 40% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Oregon State University

Corvallis, Oregon
49 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Oregon State University is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in resource management. Each year, around 31,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,846 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,933 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 49 master's degrees were handed out to resource management majors at Oregon State. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 71% were women.

#6

University of Miami

Coral Gables, Florida
45 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for resource management majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Miami. Each year, around 17,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,400 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $37,800 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 45 master's degrees were handed out to resource management majors at U Miami. About 71% of this group were women, and 9% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

University of Idaho

Moscow, Idaho
42 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Idaho is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in resource management. Each year, around 11,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,182 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,754 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 42 people received their master's degree in resource management from U of I. About 43% of this group were women, and 7% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

33 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Washington - Seattle Campus comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in resource management. Each year, around 47,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,370 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,198 per year.

The resource management program at University of Washington - Seattle Campus awarded 33 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 82% of this group were women, and 27% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
30 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in resource management. Roughly 25,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,091 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,543 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 30 master's degrees were handed out to resource management majors at UWM. Of these students, 53% were women and 13% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Universidad Metropolitana

San Juan, Puerto Rico
26 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

The 10th most popular school in the country for resource management majors who are seeking their master's degree is Universidad Metropolitana. Each year, around 10,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,920 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $2,652 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 26 people received their master's degree in resource management from UMET. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

#11

Utah State University

Logan, Utah
22 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

The 11th most popular school in the country for resource management majors who are seeking their master's degree is Utah State University. Roughly 27,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,549 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,996 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 master's degrees were handed out to resource management majors at USU.

#11

University of Maryland - College Park

College Park, Maryland
22 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Maryland - College Park comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in resource management. Roughly 40,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,824 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,158 per year.

The resource management program at University of Maryland - College Park awarded 22 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 41% were women and 32% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

University of Rhode Island

Kingston, Rhode Island
20 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for resource management majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Rhode Island. Each year, around 17,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,590 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,734 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 people received their master's degree in resource management from URI. Of these students, 55% were women and 10% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Montana State University

Bozeman, Montana
20 Yearly Graduations
65% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Montana State University comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in resource management. Each year, around 16,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,654 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,089 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 people received their master's degree in resource management from MSU Bozeman. Of these students, 65% were women and 10% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Honolulu, Hawaii
19 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for resource management majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of Hawaii at Manoa. Each year, around 17,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,304 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,912 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 master's degrees were handed out to resource management majors at UH Manoa. About 79% of this group were women, and 42% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Duke University

Durham, North Carolina
17 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for resource management majors who are seeking their master's degree is Duke University. Each year, around 16,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,880 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $55,680 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 people received their master's degree in resource management from Duke. Of these students, 76% were women and 35% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Texas A&M University - College Station

College Station, Texas
16 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas A&M University - College Station comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in resource management. Roughly 68,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,941 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,677 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 master's degrees were handed out to resource management majors at Texas A&M College Station. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 56% were women.

#18

Arizona State University - Skysong

Scottsdale, Arizona
15 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for resource management majors who are seeking their master's degree is Arizona State University - Skysong. Roughly 45,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,867 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,384 per year.

The resource management program at Arizona State University - Skysong awarded 15 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 73% were women and 13% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

12 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

California State University - Monterey Bay comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in resource management. Roughly 7,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

The resource management program at California State University - Monterey Bay awarded 12 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 58% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

12 Yearly Graduations
42% Women

North Dakota State University - Main Campus is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in resource management. Each year, around 13,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,275 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,743 per year.

The resource management program at North Dakota State University - Main Campus awarded 12 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to resource management that offer master’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Natural Resources Conservation 2,998
Forestry 363
Wildlife Management 175
Fisheries Sciences 53
Other Resources & Conservation 8

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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