Current students are strongly advised to take advantage of all the resources our department has to offer to ensure success throughout their student experience.

General Information

For regular posts and announcements of information, follow the NRES Online M.S. Blog. Students are also welcome to post questions to the blog that might also be of interest to others.

To keep track of upcoming meetings, webinars, semester deadlines, and upcoming student capstone presentations, be sure to check on the NRES Online M.S. Calendar of Events.

You can find a summary of the degree requirements and program milestones here.

Course Information


Plan of Study

Your plan of study must be submitted to NRES Student Services upon completion of NRES 594.

Request for Action

This form is used most often by online students to request to change from the non-thesis to thesis option.

Logistical Information

The Getting Ready to Learn Online page from the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning  provides extensive information on registration, accessing courses, and more. Email for personal assistance.

Graduate Student Handbook

The handbook provides vital information about the process of earning a graduate degree in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. The most recent handbook contains the most up to date information about procedures and processes.

If you are checking degree requirements, you are governed by the handbook that was in effect for the semester that you first enrolled in the program, but the procedures in the most recent handbook apply to all students.

2023 NRES Graduate Student Handbook (pdf)

Previous Handbooks

Funding and Career Resources

Funding Your Research

All graduate students, particularly those pursuing a doctorate, should begin the process of seeking research funds as early in their graduate education as possible.(The Library workshops listed on this page currently only occur on campus, but the other resources are available online.)

Graduate Career Resources

These career resources are beneficial for both our on-campus and online students.