The NRES graduate programs offer several options for students seeking an advanced degree. In addition to the traditional campus-based master of science and doctor of philosophy degrees, we provide opportunites to pursue a joint degree with the University of Illinois College of Law (M.S./J.D.) and several cooperative programs.
- Master of Science
NRES is a broad and diverse department offering a wide range of options for master's level graduate study. We offer both versatility and depth. NRES research and educational programs can be tailored to suit your interests, whether in agricultural entomology, forestry, horticulture, or soil science. This variety of disciplines provides a systems-level perspective that few departments can offer. To learn more about degree requirements, consult the NRES Graduate Handbook.
- Online M.S. Degree Program
The online program in NRES 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 at Urbana-Champaign. Students can enroll in individual courses for professional and/or academic advancement, or apply for admission to the M.S. degree program in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences.
- Doctor of Philosophy
Doctoral study in NRES involves developing an expertise through course work, professional activities and research experience in one or more of the disciplines described above and using this knowledge to solve and address problems. Illustrating the breadth of NRES, research areas include but are not limited to: aquatic chemistry, environmental education, humans and the environment, natural resource economics, plant physiology and biochemistry, restoration ecology, quantitative analysis, and wildlife ecology. To learn more about degree requirements, consult the NRES Graduate Handbook.