Online Graduate Degrees

Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

The NRES online graduate program enables students to continue their education in disciplines related to natural resources and environmental sciences through part-time study at locations away from the University of Illinois campus. Students can enroll in individual courses for professional and/or academic advancement, or apply for admission to the M.S. degree program.

With the possibility of pursuing topics of study relating to soil science, wildlife conservation, forest ecology and more; this is a flexible program. The faculty and advisors will help you align your interests and passions with work-related goals.

Read about successful NRES Online alumni who currently hold positions in a variety of fields.

Courses (Complete 32 Credit Hours)

  • Courses cover several fields of study, to support individual student interests in the program
  • Fields of Study:
    • Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
    • Agricultural Education
    • Crop Sciences
    • Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • Horticulture
    • Plant Pathology


  • $664 per credit hour


  • Applications for Summer 2017 are due March 1, 2017. Students begin June 2017.
  • Applications for Fall 2017 are due June 15, 2017.
  • Applications for Spring 2018 are due November 15, 2017