Costs and Funding

Our 15-month master’s programs 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.

Wisconsin Resident Tuition
$18,584

Non-Resident/International Tuition
$39,407

Minnesota Resident Tuition
$27,197

Estimated amounts are for tuition and fees only. The costs have been calculated from the UW-Madison tuition rates webpage for graduate programs. Housing, living expenses, and travel are not included.

We 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.

Investing in graduate school is a big decision. Want to know more about how students fund their degree? View frequently asked questions about funding or contact us.

You can also find information about funding your education from the UW-Madison Office of Student Financial Aid.

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