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The 27 Most Affordable Environmental Science Master’s Online

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Take your concern for our natural world to work by earning an environmental science master’s online. Every business and area of the economy has an impact on the environment. You can help to quantify, study, advocate, and change how we do business to best protect nature. An online environmental science master’s degree is the best way to get there. Plus, you can study while keeping your current job and life.

But don’t pay more than you need to. Use your energy to get your degree, while GetEducated takes the guesswork out of choosing a cost-effective degree program. With 38 schools offering 57 different environmental science master’s online degrees, you have many good options. Choose the best and most affordable program and save yourself over $45k on your MS in Environmental Science. You can take your passion for nature into your career. An online master’s degree in environmental science can get you there.

Average Cost (In-state): ~$21,600.00
Least Expensive: East Central University ~$8,655.00
Most Expensive: University of Southern California ~$54,264.00

Our data-driven research creates a truly reliable system of scientific rankings. There’s no fancy formulas here. We meticulously calculate total full-time tuition—including any fees—for the most accurate total cost. Our rankings cannot be bought, and therefore factually showcase the cheapest environmental science master’s online. The online environmental science degrees listed above the gray dividing line are official 2019 “Best Buys” and cost less than the national average.

Most Affordable Master’s in Environmental Science Online

RankSchool / DegreeStatePriceNote
1
East Central University
(OK)
$8,655.00
$19,369.50
In-State
Out-of-State
2
Montana State University
(MT)
$10,060.50
$13,029.00
In-State
Out-of-State
3
Sul Ross State University
(TX)
$10,614.70
$23,064.70
In-State
Out-of-State
4
Stephen F. Austin State University
(TX)
$11,855.00
$15,455.00
In-State
Out-of-State
5
Utah State University
(UT)
$12,691.00
$15,609.00
In-State
Out-of-State
6
University of Missouri-Columbia
(MO)
$13,037.10
All Students
7
American Public University System
(WV)
$13,300.00
$11,800.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
8
Texas Tech University
(TX)
$13,343.00
All Students
9
North Carolina State University at Raleigh
(NC)
$13,586.40
$37,826.40
In-State
Out-of-State
10
University of South Florida-Main Campus
(FL)
$14,442.90
$27,815.10
In-State
Out-of-State
11
Troy University
(AL)
$14,820.00
All Students
12
Black Hills State University
(SD)
$14,879.70
All Students
13
Mississippi State University
(MS)
$14,985.00
All Students
14
California State University-Fresno
(CA)
$15,750.00
All Students
15
University of Idaho
(ID)
$16,650.00
All Students
16
University of Florida
(FL)
$16,950.00
All Students
17
University of Maryland Global Campus
(MD)
$17,078.00
$24,314.00
$16,538.00
In-State
Out-of-State
Military
18
University of Illinois at Springfield
(IL)
$17,478.00
All Students
19
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
(WI)
$17,700.00
All Students
20
University of Wisconsin-Stout
(WI)
$18,011.00
All Students
21
University of Florida
(FL)
$18,080.00
All Students
22
University of Houston – Clear Lake
(TX)
$18,200.00
$36,740.00
In-State
Out-of-State
23
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
(PA)
$18,642.00
$20,796.00
In-State
Out-of-State
24
University of Kansas
(KS)
$18,900.00
All Students
25
Clemson University
(SC)
$19,012.00
All Students
26
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
(WI)
$19,015.00
All Students
27
Colorado State University
(CO)
$21,250.00
All Students
NOTE: The following schools did not make our Best Buy ranking but are also great online options.
School / DegreeStatePriceNote
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
(IL)
$21,952.00
All Students
University of Wisconsin System-eCampus
(WI)
$23,426.00
All Students
Oregon State University
(OR)
$24,560.00
All Students
Texas A & M University
(TX)
$25,394.00
$42,422.00
In-State
Out-of-State
Green Mountain College
Master of Science in Environmental Studies 14
$26,100.00
All Students
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
(VA)
$27,350.00
All Students
Webster University
(MO)
$28,155.00
$16,995.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Green Mountain College
Master of Science in Resilient & Sustainable Communities 14
Master of Science in Sustainable Food Systems 14
$28,275.00
All Students
Prescott College
(AZ)
$32,424.00
All Students
University of Denver
(CO)
$33,120.00
All Students
Southern Methodist University
(TX)
$40,500.00
$20,250.00
In-State/Out-Of-State
Military
Johns Hopkins University
(MD)
$40,680.00
All Students
Jefferson (Philadelphia University +Thomas Jefferson University)
(PA)
$40,900.00
All Students
Johns Hopkins University
(MD)
$41,820.00
All Students
University of Southern California
(CA)
$54,264.00
All Students

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Accreditation Note: To qualify for a ranking, a program must be regionally accredited. Additional programmatic accreditation is noted in the rank table.

Rankings Note: These online college rankings are based on a GetEducated Winter 2019 review of regionally accredited environmental science master’s online programs. Total cost includes full-time tuition and fees and was valid at the time of collection and specific to the online learning program. School profiles for the online master degree programs in our directory may reflect a slightly different cost based on different editorial update schedules. The published cost is an estimated sticker price for the entire online degree including fees. Actual costs may vary by student. Factors such as transfer credits, prerequisite courses, professional licensing and financial aid availability will affect final cost.

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