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Tuition, Fees and Fellowships

The MOSS Graduate Program is one of the best values in our industry. Because we are a University of Idaho program, our offerings are very cost effective. Keeping student costs affordable is at the forefront of our thinking.

Below are the estimated costs for students to attain a Master's in Natural Resources (MNR). Tuition and fees listed are for the current academic year and are subject to change each spring semester.

Required Costs
  Tuition Books Total
Fall $13,767 $100 $13,867
Spring $13,767 $100 $13,867
Summer $0 $0 $0
Total     $27,734
Optional Costs*
  Housing - Yurt Housing - Cabin Meal Plan - Orientation Meal Plan - Semester
Fall $0 $0 $320 $1320
Spring $0 $0 $100 $1670
Summer $0 $0 N/A N/A

*You will have the choice to live on or off campus and to cook on your own or enjoy the meal plan. If you live on campus, you can choose between a yurt or a cabin.

+Should there be changes in K12 program schedule, the semester meal plan will be adjusted to match and refunds at the end of the semester will occur.

Tuition and Fees

If offered a position in the program and you accept our offer, we require a $1,500 nonrefundable deposit. Please contact us if you need to spread this payment out over time. The deposit is directly applied to your first semester bill which is typically issued in early August.

The MOSS program fee tuition includes cost of instruction and field trips during the residency at the McCall Field Campus. The residency begins in mid-August and ends the following August. If you or your advisor have external educational and/or grant funding, this may be used to pay the MOSS program fee tuition if allowable by the funding source. 

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MOSS housing and food service is available during the fall and spring semesters. There are two housing options and the fee varies based on housing choice. There are double occupancy yurts with shared bath facilities and double occupancy cabins with private bath facilities. Optional meal plans are available for orientations and during the fall, spring and summer academic semesters. Food service is not provided during scheduled university holiday breaks.

Health insurance is required for all degree-seeking students enrolled for 4 or more credits on the Moscow campus and enrolled in 8 or more credits on other university campuses. Students with insurance that meets the university requirements can waive coverage in the University Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP). The approximate cost of the U of I SHIP program is $906/semester.

All MOSS graduate students must be certified in Wilderness First Aid from an accredited program such as NOLS Wilderness Medicine, Wilderness Medical Associates or SOLO. We host a NOLS Wilderness Medicine WFA/CPR combo the weekend before orientation. See the Wilderness Medicine page of our website.

Since this certification is required to participate in the program, the University of Idaho will cover the price of the Wilderness First Aid course. Students with preexisting or more comprehensive training (Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness Emergency Medical Technicians) will not be reimbursed.

Financial Aid

The Environmental Education and Science Communication program automatically awards a one-time payment of $1000.00 to all eligible students. These fellowships are merit and need based. They are not based on work or services rendered.

Graduate Research Assistantship 

Join the Wéetespeme Stewardship Program: Culturally Relevant STEM Immersion for Tribally-Led Adaptive Management. The Nez Perce Tribe (NPT), alongside the Blues to Bitterroots Coalition (B2B) and the University of Idaho, seeks a graduate student to support a National Science Foundation grant that will provide scientific training, on-the-ground work experience, culturally relevant STEM learning, and mentorship to Indigenous young adults. We seek a team member as a graduate research assistant on the project. The graduate research assistantship includes tuition, fees, and health insurance valued at approximately $24,000, and a living stipend of approximately $23,400 over one year. More information about the Graduate Research Assistantship


Part-time job opportunities are available at MOSS in various departments. Specific project and job needs vary from year to year. Students apply for and begin their jobs near the beginning of October, after the completion of orientation. Examples of positions include campus assistant, marketing research and assistant, gear management and logistics, kitchen support and campus maintenance support. These positions pay $15/hour.

MOSS students are eligible for federal financial aid programs. Students are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. To receive consideration for need-based aid, fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid. You must file by December 1st to receive priority consideration for all aid.

If you or your advisor have external educational and/or grant funding, this may be used to pay the MOSS program fee tuition if allowable by the funding source. 

Contact Us

College of Natural Resources

Physical Address:
1800 University Lane
McCall, ID 83638

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1025
McCall, ID 83638

Phone: 208-885-1080

Fax: 208-634-5244



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