Eligibility and Cost for Environmental Assessment Online

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Online Environmental Assessment Courses

Costs

Visit NC State’s Graduate Online and Distance Education Tuition Rates page for detailed information about the fee schedule for graduate courses. The current estimated cost per credit hour for 2016-2017 (North Carolina residents) is $411.88.

Enrollment

Only students admitted to NC State can take classes at the University. Anyone interested in taking courses without enrolling in a degree program at NC State must first apply as a Non-Degree Studies (NDS) student.The Post-Baccalaureate Studies (PBS) classification is assigned to those NDS students who have earned a bachelor’s degree. Enrolling as a PBS student is an excellent way to explore different fields of study to fulfill your personal and career goals.

For more information on enrolling as an NDS student, visit our Apply page.

Technology Requirements

At NC State, Online and Distance Education courses are offered and supported using various delivery formats. Some courses utilize more than one delivery format. The majority of courses are delivered via technologies such as the internet, DVD, or webcasting. Students with access to the appropriate technology (including the internet or a DVD player) may access these courses from their homes or other locations. Such courses make use of asynchronous scheduling, which means that students do not have to access them at specified times. Occasionally a course may require visits to campus (or a remote location) for assignments or exams.

Courses in the Master of Environmental Assessment Program are delivered via the internet as web-based courses. Courses will provide content through an online Learning Management system such as Moodle or Blackboard Collaborate. Students will interact with the faculty through email, online discussion groups, chat and video conferencing sessions. Specific questions about computer specifications can be addressed to our Online and Distance Education office.

Certificate in Environmental Assessment

Tuition Costs

Graduate tuition for distance education programs is different than for on-campus programs. Tuition differs for students classified as out-of-state as well. Information can be found at the Cashier’s Office and Student Accounts website.

The total Online Graduate Certificate in Environmental Assessment cost estimate (North Carolina residents) for 2016-2017 is $4,942.56 for all 12 hours of coursework.

Students in the Certificate program are self-supported (no research or teaching assistantships are available at this time). Financial aid eligibility is determined by the Financial Aid Office. We encourage you to contact your financial aid advisor in the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. Criteria for funding is based on academic merit, demonstrated financial need, and enrollment in multiple Distance Education courses per semester. For additional information, please visit NC State’s Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid website, or call (919) 515-2421. NC State also offers a monthly payment plan.

Enrollment

Admission to the certificate program requires proof of completion of a bachelor’s degree in an environmental, science, natural resources or related degree. Experience in the environmental field may be substituted for students with a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field. All applicants should have a minimum 3.0 grade point average. Interested individuals should be prepared to submit a personal statement, a resume identifying educational preparation and work experiences, and official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework. To learn more about the application process, please visit our Apply page.

Admission to the certificate program does not imply admission to the degree program. Students in the certificate program are classified as non-degree-seeking. Grades earned as a NDS student will go toward the student’s NC State University grade point average. This certificate program does not meet the requirements for a full degree but in some instances successfully completed courses in the certificate can be applied toward a degree.

With proper notification, students are not required to be enrolled continuously. The certificate must be completed within 4 calendar years from the date the student starts the first course. Awarding of the certificate requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 or better in all of the required courses. All grades earned in courses numbered 400 and above taken towards the certificate program are included in the GPA. The minimum grade received in any course can be no lower than a C-.

Plan of Work

Once enrolled, each student must submit a plan of work outlining the 12 credit hours which will be included in the student’s program. Read more about the Plan of Work on the Student Resources page.

Course Load

Students can proceed at their own pace, but may only register for a maximum for six (6) credit hours per semester. We recommend that students who are employed full-time start with one course per semester and only add a second course after their first semester.

Technology Requirements

At NC State, Distance Education courses are offered and supported using various delivery formats. Some courses utilize more than one delivery format. The majority of courses are delivered via technologies such as the internet, DVD, or webcasting. Students with access to the appropriate technology (including the internet or a DVD player) may access these courses from their homes or other locations. Such courses make use of asynchronous scheduling, which means that students do not have to access them at specified times. Occasionally a course may require visits to campus (or a remote location) for assignments or exams.

Courses in the Certificate program are delivered via the internet as web-based courses. Courses will provide content through an online Learning Management system such as Moodle or Blackboard Collaborate. Students will interact with the faculty through email, online discussion groups, chat and video conferencing sessions. Specific questions about computer specifications can be addressed to our Online and Distance Education office.

Master of Environmental Assessment

Tuition Costs

Graduate tuition for distance education programs is different than for on-campus programs. Tuition differs for students classified as out-of-state as well. Information can be found at the Cashier’s Office and Student Accounts website.

The total Online Master of Environmental Assessment cost estimate (North Carolina residents) for 2016-2017 is $12,356.40 for all 30 hours of coursework.

Students in the master’s degree programs are self-supported (no research or teaching assistantships are available at this time). Financial aid eligibility is determined by the Financial Aid Office. We encourage you to contact your financial aid advisor in the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. A limited amount of grant funding is also available to students enrolled in Distance Education degrees. Criteria for funding is based on academic merit, demonstrated financial need, and enrollment in multiple Distance Education courses per semester. For additional information, please visit NC State’s Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid website, or call (919) 515-2421. NC State also offers a monthly payment plan.

Enrollment

Students must be continuously registered (at least one credit spring and fall semesters, or be on an official leave of absence). Students have a maximum of 6 years from enrollment in the first graduate course to complete the degree. Full time students may complete the degree in 2 years.

At least 18 credit hours must be graduate credits earned at NC State University while the student is enrolled in the graduate program.

A graduate course that was completed while the student was enrolled in PBS status at NC State University may be considered for transfer to a Master’s program provided that it is at the 500 level or higher and that the grade is “B” (3.00 on a 4.00 scale) or better. A maximum of 12 credit hours taken while in PBS status may be transferred into a Master’s degree program.

Students may transfer in credits from other institutions (with restrictions).  For more information, consult the Graduate School Handbook.

Plan of Work

Once enrolled, each student must submit a plan of work outlining the 30 credit hours which will be included in the student’s program. Read more about the Plan of Work on the Student Resources page.

Course Load

Students in the Master of Environmental Assessment program are generally self-supported. Self-supported students may take up to 9 credit hours of coursework per semester. However, we recommend that students who are employed full-time start with one course per semester and only add a second course after their first semester.

Technology Requirements

At NC State, Distance Education courses are offered and supported using various delivery formats. Some courses utilize more than one delivery format. The majority of courses are delivered via technologies such as the internet, DVD, or webcasting. Students with access to the appropriate technology (including the internet or a DVD player) may access these courses from their homes or other locations. Such courses make use of asynchronous scheduling, which means that students do not have to access them at specified times. Occasionally a course may require visits to campus (or a remote location) for assignments or exams.

Courses in the Master’s degree program are delivered via the internet as web-based courses. Courses will provide content through an online Learning Management system such as Moodle or Blackboard Collaborate. Students will interact with the faculty through email, online discussion groups, chat and video conferencing sessions. Specific questions about computer specifications can be addressed to our Online and Distance Education office. You may find the Online and Distance Education Office’s FAQs page to be helpful.

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