The College of Natural Resources offers several high quality professional online graduate degrees. These terminal degrees include the Master of Natural Resources, the Professional Science Master and the Online non-thesis Master in Environmental Science. These include 30 credits of skills based and professional courses that in some cases require a small non-thesis project.
Also, many of the graduate degree programs in the College of Natural Resources can be taken either on campus or entirely online. In the online versions, the faculty in partnership with regional organizations supports opportunities for place-based thesis or non-thesis research. Place-based graduate students conduct novel research within their local regions that in many cases, continue to work with their current employer.
Common factors for considering place-based graduate education include:
- Already having a permanent position
- Family and community commitments
- Seasonal commitments
The key features of a place-based graduate program is that students have a local committee member that meets College of Graduate Studies requirements, conduct locally relevant research, and take online or other distance education courses.
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). However, please check with Student Accounts if you have any questions.
Please note, registering for a campus course will lead to you being charged non-resident tuition for that and all future courses. A web fee ($35) per credit will be charged for all online courses. Additional course fees may apply. Distance education courses offered via Engineering Outreach have an additional production fee.