Environmental Science & Water Resources
phone: (208) 885-6113
fax: (208) 885-4674
office: College of Natural Resources, Room 15

875 Perimeter Drive MS 1130
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1130

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Online and Distance Learning

Online Programs

EnvS-WR offers two graduate degree programs online:

M.S. Environmental Science: a 30-credit, non-thesis program featuring a wide array of topics such as ecology, toxicology, GIS, water science, natural resource policy, and more. The program culminates in a four-credit project designed by the student and a major professor on a topic of the student's choosing.

Professional Science Masters (PSM): a 35-credit, non-thesis program combining science coursework with training in professional skills such as business management and communications. The PSM curriculum is structured in eight tracks of study, four of which can be completed entirely online: Sustainability Science, Environmental Contamination, Water Resources Management, and Ecohydrological Science and Management.

Hybrid Programs

The University of Idaho has centers in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Falls and Boise. Students in those areas complete their degrees through a combination of live courses offered at the centers, and online coursework.

UI-Coeur d'Alene: The bachelor's in Environmental Science can be obtained through a 2+2 program in which students enroll at North Idaho College for their first two years, then complete their second two years at UI-Coeur d'Alene through a combination of live and online coursework. Coeur d'Alene students are welcome to take courses at the Moscow campus as well (approximately 90 minutes away).

A 30-credit masters in Environmental Science can also be obtained at UI-Coeur d'Alene through live and online coursework.

UI-Idaho Falls: The Idaho Falls center offers both bachelor's and graduate (MS/PhD) degrees in Environmental Science. Several live courses provide hands-on training inside and outside of labs, in addition to the broad base of science coursework available online.

UI-Boise: Graduate students in the Environmental Science, Water Resources, and Professional Science Masters Programs are welcome to take live courses offered at the UI-Boise water center.