University of Idaho

College of Graduate Studies

PSM in Natural Resources and Environmental Science


University of Idaho, P.O. Box 442339

University of Idaho

Moscow, ID 83844

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

PSM in Natural Resources & Environmental Science

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Professional Science Master’s (PSM) in Natural Resources and Environmental Science is an innovative interdisciplinary degree that prepares graduates for science careers in business, government, or nonprofit sectors, and focuses on sustainability science as it applies to natural resources and the environment. The University of Idaho PSM degree is one of a few in the nation that specializes in natural resources, environmental science, and water resources. The Professional Science Master's degree combines rigorous study in science with training in management and communication skills necessary for a successful professional career. Graduates of the program will have advanced scientific skills and will be able to work effectively with business and industry. PSM Program Tracks ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION (online option) SUSTAINABILITY SCIENCE (online option) CLIMATE CHANGE WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (online option) MANAGEMENT OF REGULATED RIVER SYSTEMS ECOHYDROLOGICAL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT (online option) Four tracks can be completed entirely at a distance: Environmental Contamination, Sustainability Science, Ecohydrology, and Water Resources. All four of the required professional skills courses are online. Please note that online courses are charged a $35/credit fee on top of the standard course fees, however, NO OUT OF STATE TUITION is charged for the online options. Some merit based scholarships are available.


Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

International Student Requirements:

Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required for applicants whose native language is not English (required minimum is 550). The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is also strongly recommended for international students with a low GPA.

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 35

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 359 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 3581 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 0 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Distant Town

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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