The College of Natural Resources offers two types of online graduate degrees: professional and traditional. Our professional online graduate degrees include the Master of Natural Resources and the Master of Science in Environmental Science. These degrees require the completion of 30-35 credits and may also require a non-thesis project.
Common factors for choosing online graduate education include:
- Already having full-time employment
- Family and community commitments
- Seasonal commitments
What's the Cost?
Students at the University of Idaho taking online courses are charged resident tuition provided they only register for online courses (this includes 500, 599, and 600 research credits), regardless of their place of residence. Please contact Student Accounts if you have questions.
Please note, if you are not an Idaho resident, registering for an on-campus course will lead to a non-resident tuition charge for that course and other courses that semester. A web fee ($35) per credit will be charged for all online courses. Additional course fees may apply. Distance education courses offered through Engineering Outreach include an additional fee.
The University has a lot of online courses at the upper-division and graduate level. These can be found via these websites:
The M.S. degree in CNR has one designation: Natural Resources. However, thesis topics must be chosen from disciplinary areas within a college department. The minimum program consists of 30 credit hours, of which 18 credits must be 500-level courses. Up to 10 of these 500-level credits can be in departmental or program 500 Research and Thesis (e.g. WLF 500, FOR 500, NRS 500, etc). This degree requires completion of a thesis project (or non-thesis project) that is the result of original work carried out by the student under the supervision of the major professor and the graduate advisory committee.