Viridis Graduate Institute

Ecopsychology and Environmental Humanities


Master of Arts Tuition & Fees

Masters Program Tuition and Fees 

Viridis Graduate Institute believes that all individuals – regardless of income, socioeconomic background, or geographic location – should have access to quality, cost-effective higher education. Therefore, an essential part of our mission is to keep tuition very affordable.

Viridis Graduate Institute treats all students as “full-time” participants Year 1 and 2. Tuition fees are charged per quarter for each term. Payment plans are available. Tuition covers access to all elements required in an educational offering, the Graduate Research eLibrary, and online synchronous classes.

Master of Arts Degree Program

Degree: Master of Arts in the Social Sciences with an Emphasis in Ecopsychology and Environmental Humanities

Viridis Graduate Institute’s Master of Arts program in Ecopsychology and Environmental Humanities is a 2-year, 60-credit program. Ecopsychology draws appropriately from biology, ecology, psychology, literature, and the arts, in a cohesive sequencing of courses with graduate level educational materials that educate students with the critical knowledge and skills required to tackle complex environmental and social challenges in our world.

Viridis Graduate Institute is a DISTANCE EDUCATION PROVIDER. Our educational offerings are delivered through regularly scheduled synchronous class meetings with ZOOM technology, where students and instructors meet weekly in a live interactive classroom platform.

Credits: 60

Program Length: 2 years

Time Commitment for Degree:

Students must complete coursework in no less than eighteen months (18) months (6 quarters) from the date of enrollment. The thesis project must be completed in six (6) months from the end of final spring quarter.  The maximum time to complete the program is 2 years (2 terms).


Tuition and Fee rates are set annually and based on scheduled start date and continuous enrollment. Program tuition and fee rates will remain the same for duration of the program with continuous enrollment. A separation in enrollment may result in a change in tuition and fee rates.

Year 1 program cost (tuition + fees): $5,700 for three (3) quarters of coursework, including Graduate Research eLibrary fee, and technology fee for cohort starting fall 2018.

ReWilding Experience Fee $500 (ReWilding fall and winter = $1,000). (ReWilding Fees Paid Separately).

Total Year 1: $6,700

Year 2 program cost (tuition & fees): $6,400 for three (3) quarters of coursework, including Graduate Research eLibrary fee, technology fee, and thesis project fee for cohort starting fall 2018.

ReWilding Experience Fee $500 (ReWilding fall = $500). (ReWilding Fees Paid Separately).

Total Year 2: $6,900


*ReWilding Experience courses are from Thursday – Sunday (Thursday arrival – Sunday departures). Lodging is included in ReWilding fee and is based on shared occupancy (two double beds per room / two students per room). If a student requires a private room, they must make their own room reservation and pay any extra room charge. The ReWilding fee still applies.

Airfare and Meals are not included in the ReWilding fee. Students make their own convenient flight and transportation arrangements for each ReWilding. Meals are student’s responsibility for each ReWilding. The ReWilding take place in National Parks or areas where food is easily available. The ReWilding Fee must be paid in full thirty days (30) before the date of the ReWilding. ReWilding estimated meal cost per day: $45


YEAR 1       YEAR 2          
Master of Arts Fall 2018 Winter 2019 Spring 2019 Total Year 1 Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Total    Year 2 TOTAL Refundable
Student Enrollment Fee $100.00                                            One time fee $100 Yes**
Student   Tuition   Recovery Fund Fee                                        Student   Tuition   Recovery Fund – Not required $0.00
TUITION $1,834.00 $1,833.00 $1,833.00 $1,834.00 $1,833.00 $1,833.00 $11,000.00 Yes**
FEES: Yes**
   Graduate Research eLibray $34.00 $33.00 $33.00 $34.00 $33.00 $33.00 $200.00
   Technology $34.00 $33.00 $33.00 $34.00 $33.00 $33.00 $200.00
   ReWilding Experience Fee* $500.00 $500.00 $500.00 $1,500.00
   Paid Separately $700.00 $700.00
   Thesis Project Fee
TOTAL PROGRAM COSTS   $2,402.00  $2,399.00  $1,899.00 $6,700.00 $2,402.00  $1,899.00  $2,599.00 $6,900.00 $13,600.00  


Students may select a payment plan option that best meets their needs.


Nonrefundable Enrollment Fee of $100.00. Due with the submission of Student Enrollment Agreement.

Thesis Project fee covers faculty and administrative costs for support and time working with students throughout the process of their internship and thesis. An additional Thesis Extension Fee will be assessed for those who require additional time to complete the final thesis project.

Graduate Research e-Library Fee: The e-Library fee covers the required technical support for managing and maintaining the online library for student research.

Technology Fee: The technology fee covers technical staff and online technology required for a distance learning institute. 

No Interest Fee $0: Viridis Graduate Institute does not charge interest on the balance owed on student payment plans.

Viridis Graduate Institute does participate in state or federal financial aid funded programs. Though the primary responsibility for education financing rests with the student, we encourage applicants to explore any of the following avenues of financial assistance

  • Viridis Graduate Institute’s Interest-Free Tuition Payment Plan

Annual Percentage Rate                                0% (The cost of your credit as a yearly rate)

Finance Charge                                              $0 (The dollar amount the credit will cost you)

  • Employer Tuition Reimbursement Programs

Other General Service Fees Not Included in Tuition

Graduation Fee (due 60 days before graduation) $50.00
Late Fee (on monthly payments) $5.00
Official Transcript Fee $10.00
Reactivation Fee $50.00
Returned Check Fee $30.00
Diploma Replacement $75.00
Student ID Replacement $25.00
Dissertation Extension (Year 4) Fee $8,000
Thesis Extension Fee $4,000


Total Tuition & Fees:         $13,600.00

Estimated books:              $710.00

Graduation fee:                 $50.00

Estimated entire TOTAL:   $14,360.00


**Refund Policy and Student Right to Cancel



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