Environmental masters students working in the field and in a lab


A minimum of 30 credits:

  • 27 credits course work from 400/500 level courses
  • 3 credits professional paper requirement


The flexible and interdisciplinary nature of this program allows you to select courses to fit your professional goals and interests.

Marni Rolston, the LRES program manager, will assign you an advisor to help you with course selection. Contact Marni at (406) 994-2029 or mrolston@montana.edu.

Required Course

Students will successfully complete:

Required Course
Rubric No Course Sem Credit Location
LRES 575

Professional Paper

Every Semester

3 Online


Students will successfully complete 27 credits selected from:

Rubric No Course Sem Credit Location


Integrated Pest Management

Fall 3 Online
ENTO 510 Insect Ecology Spring (alt yrs odd) 3 Online
LRES 507 Environmental Risk Assessment Fall 3 Online
LRES 510 Biodiversity Survey and Modeling Methods Summer + Fall 3 Online & Campus
LRES 515 Microbial Ecology Spring 3 Online
LRES 521 Holistic Thought and Management Spring 3 Online
LRES 530 Natural Resource Law Spring 3 Online
LRES 531 Applied Watershed Hydrology Fall 3 Online
LRES 532 Soil Ecosystems and Processes Fall 3 Online
LRES 533 Wetland Ecology and Management Spring 3 Online
LRES 534 Environmental Data Analysis Fall & Spring 3 Online
LRES 536 Ecology of Invasive Plants II Summer 1 Online
LRES 539 Ecological Restoration and Management Summer 3 Online & Campus
LRES 540 The Ecology of Plants and Plant Communities Fall 3 Online
LRES 544 Water Quality Spring 3 Online
LRES 562 Land Rehabilitation Field Problems Summer 2 Campus
LRES 565 Environmental Biophysics Spring (alt yrs even) 3 Online
LRES 566 Chemical Ecology Fall (alt yrs even) 3 Online
LRES 569 Ecology of Invasive Plants in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Summer 2 Campus
LRES 571 Landscape and Ecosystem Ecology Spring 3 Online
LRES 573 Remote Sensing Applications in Environmental Science Fall 3 Online
LRES 592 Independent Study/Internship Every Semester 3 Online
LRES 598 Internship Every Semester 3 Online
MB 527 Toxicology: The Basic Science of Poisons Spring (alt yrs even) 3 Online
PSPP 546 Herbicide Physiology Fall (alt yrs even) 3 Online

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