Environmental Observation and Informatics

Costs and Funding

Estimated Program Costs

Estimated costs are for tuition and fees only, based on current Wisconsin, Minnesota, and non-resident tuition rates. Housing, living expenses, and travel are not included in the cost estimates below. For the full 15-month, 32-credit program, tuition and fees are projected to be approximately:




Our 15-month master's program offers students a remarkable graduate education and professional training at a cost-value less than traditional two-year residential graduate programs. Because of the accelerated and immersive nature of our program, Environmental Observation and Informatics students are not eligible for campus assistantships, but rather they can apply for paid hourly work positions on campus.

We encourage all students to apply for our Environmental Observation and Informatics tuition assistance (see below), and to seek additional sources of grants, scholarships, or school loans through FAFSA. Please contact the Nelson Institute Professional Programs office at (608) 890-2600 with any questions about Environmental Observation and Informatics program costs.

Tuition Assistance

The Environmental Observation and Informatics program offers financial assistance to exceptional applicants to help offset tuition costs. Please fill out and submit the online application by the December 1 priority deadline to be considered for financial assistance.