Costs and Funding

The 15-month master of science degree in Environmental Conservation (with options in Environmental Conservation and Environmental Observation and Informatics) offer students a remarkable graduate education and professional training at a cost value less than traditional two-year residential graduate programs.

Starting in summer 2022, and pending approval, the tuition rate for the MS-Environmental Conservation will be $1,000 per credit for every student, or $32,000 total in tuition for the entire 32-credit, 15-month MS program. Student segregated fees are in addition to the $1,000 per credit rate. Student segregated fees are approximately $2,203 for the entire program.

If you have any questions about tuition or fees, please contact Program Director Nathan Schulfer at schulfer@wisc.edu.

Amounts are for tuition and fees only. Housing, living expenses, and travel are not included.

International students will also be charged a $100 fee for each semester in our programs, or $400 total for the entire degree.

We strongly encourage all students to apply for our tuition assistance award (see below), and to seek additional sources of grants, scholarships, or school loans. Because of the accelerated and immersive nature of our program, professional program students are not eligible for campus assistantships. All students, including international students, can apply for paid hourly work positions on campus.

Tuition Assistance

Our professional programs offer financial awards to exceptional applicants to help reduce their tuition costs. Everyone is encouraged to apply, in particular candidates of color, historically underrepresented candidates, and first-generation college students. Please fill out and submit the online application by December 1 to be considered for a financial award.

Apply for financial assistance