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Graduate Programs in Water Science

CUAHSI has organized a list of graduate programs in the water sciences for your reference and we hope that it will be a beneficial resource for you seeking information on the graduate programs available to you. You do not be a CUAHSI member to have your program listed.

To list your program, please send Emily Geosling (egeosling@cuahsi.org) the following information:
1) the logo you would like displayed (generally your university logo),
2) a brief description of the program, and
3) a URL the student can follow to obtain additional information.

 
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  Organization Address Description
University of Alaska Fairbanks Water and Environmental Research Center (WERC)   Fairbanks, Alaska, United States of America 

Faculty, staff, and students at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Water and Environmental Research Center (WERC) specialize in measuring, modeling, and managing the water and environmental challenges in America's Arctic and other cold region locations. WERC students complete their graduate degrees through the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Interdisciplinary program offered through the UAF Graduate School, or other related academic programs. [ine.uaf.edu/werc/]


 
Arizona State University   Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America 

Arizona State University offers transdisciplinary training in hydrological sciences, engineering and sustainability through partnerships among several schools. Our graduate degrees fuse intellectual disciplines to form water professionals equipped to transform society and address the challenges before us.

School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment [http://ssebe.engineering.asu.edu]
School of Earth and Space Exploration [sese.asu.edu/geosciMS]
School of Sustainability [schoolofsustainability.asu.edu/future-students/graduate/master-science.php]

 
University of Arizona Department of Hydrology & Water Resources   Tucson, Arizona, United States of America 
In the desert, water is everything. That is why the University of Arizona established a separate program in Hydrology and Water Resources in 1961. In fact, we are the only university in the nation with a department dedicated solely to hydrology and water resources. Because water is not just a sideline here, students in our department are important to us and enjoy the full attention of our internationally recognized faculty. [www.hwr.arizona.edu/] 
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)   Christian Laboratory, Clunies Ross Street, Black Mountain, Australian Capital Territory 2601, Australia 
 
 
Humboldt State University Graduate Water Programs   Arcata, California, United States of America 
Humboldt State University offers graduate training in water resource science and management in several programs within the College of Natural Resources and Sciences, including Environmental Systems, Natural Resources and Biological Sciences. Prospective students may find out more by visiting www.humboldt.edu/cnrs/graduate_programs and individual department websites including , Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management and Protection, Fisheries, Forestry and Wildland Resources, Biology, and Wildlife. 
San Diego State Geography Department Water Programs Programs   California, United States of America 
The Geography Department at San Diego State University offers a Master's of Science in Geography with an emphasis in Watershed Science, and a joint PhD program in Geography with the University of California, Santa Barbara where dissertations on water science are supported. Faculty in the department have specializations in watershed hydrology, water quality, modeling, remote sensing, GIScience, watershed management and policy, and political ecology of water. A significant fraction of incoming students receive financial support through graduate assistantships. [geography.sdsu.edu/Programs/Masters/m_sciencews.html] 
University of California, Davis   Davis, California, United States of America 
The University of California Davis Hydrologic Science Graduate Group spans departments to offer M.S. and Ph.D. degrees founded on coursework and research that may be geared toward hydrology as a specialized discipline or problem-oriented, interdisciplinary training taking advantage of the breadth of Earth, environmental, agricultural, social science, and/or engineering resources on campus. Courses emphasize process-oriented critical thinking and quantitative analysis, with increasing use of environmental informatics. Faculty expertise spans the understanding of pattern and process in the subsurface, critical zone, Earth's surface, and land-atmosphere interaction as well as biogeochemistry, and water resources management. UC Davis is known for blending basic and applied science, with examples of societal problems that students work on including water quality and contaminant transport, impacts and uncertainties of climate change, ecosystem services and restoration, sustainable agriculture, watershed management, and water systems optimization. [hydscigrad.ucdavis.edu/] 
University of California, Irvine   Irvine, California, United States of America 
Hydrology and Water Resources at University of California Irvine offers graduate degrees through the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), and Earth System Science (ESS). The program focuses on water in the environment, water availability, flooding, ecosystems and climate. Faculty in both departments are closely linked, and have expertise in groundwater and surface-water hydrology, hydrometeorology, hydroclimatology, hydraulics, remote sensing and predictive modeling. The CEE graduate program offers both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, while the ESS program offers only the Ph.D. Admission to the program is internationally competitive. Financial support through research or teaching assistantships and a variety of fellowships and scholarships is available to qualified students. [www.eng.uci.edu/dept/cee/grad/programs/hydrology | ESS program] 
University of California, Riverside - Environmental Sciences Graduate Program   Riverside, California, United States of America 
The Environmental Sciences Graduate Program of the University of California Riverside (the Department of Environmental Sciences) offers graduate training in Environmental Sciences, with a specialized track Soil and Water Sciences. The Soil and Water Science area offers comprehensive training in the chemistry, physics, biology, and ecology of soils, surface waters and wetlands. Students can specialize in a variety of areas, including soil and aquatic chemistry, hydrology, limnology, soil-plant relations, biogeochemistry, bioremediation, geomicrobiology, contaminant fate and transport, water resources management, hillslope processes, soil genesis, soil mineralogy and geomorphology, and related areas. The graduate program offers both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Admission to the program is internationally competitive. Financial support through research or teaching assistantships and a variety of fellowships and scholarships is available to qualified students.
[envisci.ucr.edu/graduate/]
[envisci.ucr.edu/graduate/tracksoil.html] 
Colorado State University Programs   Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America 
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers several graduate programs in hydrology and water-related disciplines. These programs allow students to customize their study in the science of water and its application to engineering, environmental, and other multidisciplinary problems. [www.engr.colostate.edu/ce/]

The Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability offers an MS degree in Watershed Science, which emphasizes the interdisciplinary study of physical, chemical, biological, and social factors that affect water quantity and quality. [warnercnr.colostate.edu/dess-home/]

The Department of Geosciences offers an MS degree in Geosciences with research opportunities in fluvial geomorphology, hydrogeology, and hydrogeophysics. The department also offers a PhD in Earth Sciences with either a Geosciences or a Watershed Science specialization. [warnercnr.colostate.edu/Geosciences-Home]

 
Hydrologic Science and Engineering Program   Golden, Colorado, United States of America 

The Hydrologic Science and Engineering (HSE) Program at the Colorado School of Mines is an interdisciplinary graduate program designed to provide students with a solid background in quantitative hydrology and allow them to explore specialties within related fields, with particular emphasis on areas of expertise of the participating faculty. We offer programs of study in fundamental hydrologic science and applied hydrology with engineering applications. . The Program encompasses: groundwater hydrogeology, surface water hydrology, vadose zone hydrology, watershed hydrology, contaminate fate & transport, contaminant remediation [hydrology.mines.edu/index.html]

 
University of Colorado Water Programs   Boulder, Colorado, United States of America 
There are two programs within the University of Colorado: Hydrology, Water Resources & Environmental Fluid Mechanics is a graduate program within the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering. The program is committed to education and research on the movement, transport, and distribution of surface and subsurface water in the environment across scales ranging from microscales to global scales. [ceae.colorado.edu/disciplines/hydrology-water-resources-environmental-fluid-mechanics/]

A second interdisciplinary Hydrologic Sciences Graduate Program offers a Graduate Certificate in Hydrologic Sciences and a PhD degree through the Interdepartmental Geophysics Program. The Hydrologic Sciences Graduate Program focuses on quantitative studies of water in the environment including its role in geologic and biogeochemical processes, ecosystem functions, and global elemental cycling. [hydrosciences.colorado.edu/about/index.php] 
University of Delaware Graduate Program in Water Science and Policy   Newark, Delaware, United States of America 

The interdisciplinary program in Water Science & Policy at the University of Delaware educates students to address the complex challenges that we face today; to develop solutions that are socially acceptable, economically viable, and environmentally sustainable; and to be true stewards of our environment. [www.udel.edu/watersciencepolicy/]

 
University of Florida Water Institute Graduate Fellows Program   Gainesville, Florida, United States of America 

The Water Institute Graduate Fellows program at the University of Florida supports interdisciplinary graduate fellow teams to conduct integrative research in an emerging area of water science, including the social, natural, and engineering sciences. The University of Florida Water Institute established this new education and research initiative to meet the challenges of educating Ph.D. scientists and engineers with a deep knowledge in chosen disciplines, a strong holistic understanding of the bio-physical, technological, ecological, social and economic challenges to sustaining water resources, and a broad range of interdisciplinary skills. [waterinstitute.ufl.edu/WIGF/]

 
University of Florida, Soil and Water Science Department: Water Programs   Gainesville, Florida, United States of America 

Water resources are vital in urban, agricultural, and natural ecosystems. The Soil and Water Science Department (soils.ifas.ufl.edu) at the University of Florida provides highly visible leadership in teaching, research, and extension/outreach programs related to improving water quality, protection and conservation of natural resources, and improving the productivity of agriculture with environmentally sound management practices. Our department is one of the few in the nation that offers comprehensive research and educational programs from molecular- to landscape-scale involving terrestrial, wetlands and aquatic ecosystems of the landscape. Graduate students can pursue research tracks in Hydrologic Sciences, Wetland Sciences, Ecology, or Tropical Conservation & Development. In addition to traditional on-campus educational programs, we use innovative e-technologies to offer educational programs to place-bound students.

 
University of Georgia Water Faculty and Water Resources Program   Athens, Georgia, United States of America 

The University of Georgia's Water Faculty and Water Resources Program is committed to teaching, research, and outreach to show how to wisely use our water resources. [www.uga.edu/water/]

 
Water Resources Graduate Program at the University of Idaho   Moscow, Idaho, United States of America 
The Water Resources Graduate Program at the University of Idaho is an interdisciplinary degree program offering M.S., Ph.D., J.D./M.S., and J.D./Ph.D. degrees. The program is a collaboration between faculty from seven colleges and 14 departments, ranging from engineering, biological, natural resources, physical and social sciences, and law. All students in the program receive training in interdisciplinary water resources methods and developing and working on integrated water resources projects. The program includes three option areas: Engineering & Science, Science & Management, and Law, Management & Policy. [water.uidaho.edu
Graduate Programs at Northwestern University   Evanston, Illinois, United States of America 

Northwestern University offers graduate degrees involving water and aquatic systems research through the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) offers MS and PhD degrees in Environmental Engineering and Science. The goals of the program are to promote sustainable communities where critical activities are ecologically sound, socially just, and economically viable now and far into the future. The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences is a Ph.D. program with opportunities for scholarship in many research areas including hydrology, sedimentary and isotope geochemistry, radiogenic isotope geochemistry, and sedimentology/stratigraphy. The Graduate Program in Plant Biology and Conservation is a collaboration between Northwestern University and the Chicago Botanic Garden. Students take courses and conduct research with faculty and scientists from both institutions. The M.S. and Ph.D. Program focuses on plant biology, ecology, and conservation.

 
Graduate Programs at the Southern Illinois University Carbondale   Carbondale, Illinois, United States of America 

Graduate Degrees related to water are offered by several departments at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Emphases or concentrations in water resources are available in Ph.D. programs in Environmental Resources and Policy, Geosciences, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Zoology and Agricultural Sciences, programs that are collaborating on an NSF-funded IGERT in Watershed Science and Policy. SIUC M.S. programs emphasizing water include Agribusiness Economics, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Forestry, Geography, Geology, Plant Biology and Zoology.

 
Graduate Programs at the University of Illinois   Urbana, Illinois, United States of America 

Graduate Degrees related to water are offered by several departments at the University of Illinois. Within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, programs are available in the areas of Environmental Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering and Environmental Engineering and Science. The School of Earth, Society and Environment offers advanced degrees in the Departments of Atmospheric Sciences, Geography, and Geology, and includes the River, Watershed and Landscape Dynamics Program. Within the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, water-related graduate programs are offered by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, Agricultural and Consumer Economics, and the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering.

 
Graduate Water Programs at Purdue University   West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America 

Water related graduate programs are available through many departments at Purdue University, including Civil Engineering, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Agronomy, Forestry and Natural Resources and Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. Students can also participate in the interdisciplinary Ecological Sciences and Engineering Program. Purdue University water-related programs collaborate through the Purdue Water Community, which helps expose graduate students to a diversity of aquatic systems, water issues, learning tools and methods beyond their chosen disciplines to gain a wide appreciation of the field of water science and engineering. More information about the different areas and associated faculty can be found at www.purdue.edu/water/.

 
Graduate Water Programs at the University of Notre Dame   South Bend, Indiana, United States of America 

The University of Notre Dame offers graduate study in the Department of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences. Water science is encompassed by three main research thrust areas within the department: Environmental Fluid Dynamics, Environmental Engineering, and Environmental Geosciences. For more information, see www.nd.edu/~cegeos.

 
Water Science at Iowa State University   Ames, Iowa, United States of America 

Water Science at Iowa State University is distributed among several departments on campus and spans the breadth of water resource, water quality, biological, and environmental science issues in the agricultural Midwest.

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering - Water and Environmental Stewardship Focus Area - www.abe.iastate.edu/research/water-and-environmental-stewardship-engineering.html
Agronomy - www.agron.iastate.edu/
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) - www.grad-college.iastate.edu/EEB/
Environmental and Water Resources Engineering - www.ccee.iastate.edu/academics/graduate
Environmental Science - www.ensci.iastate.edu/grad/homepage.html
Geological and Atmospheric Sciences - www.ge-at.iastate.edu/

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University of Kansas Water Resources Program   Lawrence, Kansas, United States of America 

Graduate study in hydrogeology and related disciplines at the University of Kansas provides students with a strong foundation in the principles of hydrogeology and the opportunity to complete research in any of these areas: aquifer characterization, groundwater flow and transport modeling, aqueous and isotope geochemistry, contaminant hydrogeology and groundwater remediation, water resource sustainability, geomicrobiology, carbon sequestration, hydrogeophysics, geostatistics, groundwater-surface water interaction, aquifer storage and recovery, and permafrost and glacial hydrology. The KU hydrogeology group is composed of 14 faculty and adjunct faculty who supervise student research. We maintain laboratories with experimental apparatus and instrumentation for inorganic, organic, isotopic and microbial parameter measurements; a large array of field equipment; and a dedicated field vehicle. There are opportunities for research at local and international sites, and all students are supported by research assistantships, teaching assistantships or fellowships. The Department of Geology hosts a weekly colloquium with invited nationally to internationally known guest speakers, and graduate students have opportunities to interact with these scientists both as a group and individually. Graduates from the program are successful in finding employment in academia, the hydrogeology industry and government. [www.geo.ku.edu/programs/hydrogeology/index.html]

 
Murray State University Water Programs   Murray, Kentucky, United States of America 

The program in Water and Watershed Science is an interdisciplinary Master's within the College of Science, Engineering and Technology designed to prepare students for careers or for further graduate studies in the broader aspects of watershed management and science in the areas of Aquatic Ecology, Environmental Chemistry, Hydrological Spatial Analysis, Watershed Conservation, or Sustainability [www.murraystate.edu/wsi]. Opportunities for research include aquatic cyberinfrastructure, long-term and real-time database management, groundwater surface water interactions, physicochemical and biological limnology, nutrient and contaminant chemistry, water quality, and GIS and visualizations [www.murraystate.edu/hbs]. Competitive research assistantships are available in all areas. [www.murraystate.edu]

 
University of Kentucky Water Programs   Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America 

The Bioenvironmental Graduate Program in the Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department at the University of Kentucky trains students to use biological, environmental and engineering sciences to develop sustainable solutions in areas of environmental protection and restoration; reduction of off-site transport and impacts of soil, nutrients, and chemicals; and reclamation of disturbed lands. [www.bae.uky.edu]

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Kentucky offers MS and PhD degrees in Geology; opportunities for student research in hydrogeology include groundwater-stream interactions, hydrology and water quality of karst watersheds, and recharge and hydrochemical evolution in regional aquifer systems. [ees.as.uky.edu]

The Department of Forestry at the University of Kentucky offers a graduate program in Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management. [www.ca.uky.edu/Forestry/]

 
Johns Hopkins University Water Programs   Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America 

At Johns Hopkins University (JHU), both the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering (DoGEE) and the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS) perform hydrological research and run strong PhD programs. DoGEE also offers a MSE degree in Water Resources Engineering.

DoGEE focuses on contaminant fate and transport in subsurface environments, biogeochemistry, surface water quality, and hydrologic and landscape response to changing climate and land use, as well as on the interface of these disciplines with environmental engineering process design and infrastructure development. Special attention is given to the socio-economical implications of our research and to policies that will lead to sustainable solutions to environmental problems. EPS focuses on climatic and hydrologic variability, biogeochemistry, and long-term and large-scale earth processes.

Both departments are active participants in the following JHU programs, institutes and centers, all of which conduct water research: the Global Water Program, the Environment, Energy, Sustainability & Health Institute, the Center for Environmental and Applied Fluid Mechanics, and the Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology.

 
Environmental, Earth and Ocean Sciences, Ph. D and Masters of Science   Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America 

Environmental, Earth and Ocean Sciences, Ph. D and Masters of Science
The Environmental, Earth and Ocean Sciences Department (EEOS) integrates the natural and social sciences to generate and apply new knowledge about the quality of our environment and the sustainable use of its resources. It focuses on promoting integrated science, planning, policy, and education for understanding earth-system processes and managing complex interactions between human activities (e.g., urbanization) and natural processes (e.g., carbon cycling) in linked watershed and coastal marine systems. The department's strong transdisciplinary makeup (natural and social sciences within the same department) and its focus on linked watershed-coastal systems are unique in the country. For more information, contact Dr. Ellen Douglas (ellen.douglas@umb.edu) or Dr. Robyn Hannigan (robyn.hannigan@umb.edu). [www.umb.edu/academics/csm/eeos/grad//]

Environmental Biology Ph.D. Program and Masters of Science in Biology
The Environmental Biology Ph.D program and the Masters and Science in Biology is designed to accommodate students of various science backgrounds with rigorous training in Environmental Biology. The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology faculty in the Biology Department are interested in aquatic (marine and freshwater) ecology questions and issues ranging from ecology and evolution of aquatic organisms, biodiversity, nutrient cycling, and water quality in coastal watershed, estuarine, intertidal, and deep sea ecosystems. For more information, contact Dr. Alan Christian (alan.christian@umb.edu).

[www.umb.edu/academics/csm/biology/grad/environmental

_biology_phd/]

 
Interdisciplinary doctorate in Water Diplomacy, Tufts University   210 Packard Ave, Medford, Massachusetts 02155, United States of America 
 With a $4.2M IGERT grant from the National Science Foundation, Tufts University’s interdisciplinary doctoral program in Water Diplomacy is preparing the next generation of water professionals. We are actively seeking to recruit our fourth cohort of highly motivated and creative individuals with a strong interest in pursuing interdisciplinary approaches to resolve complex water problems.
 
MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography/Applied Ocean Science and Engineering   Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America 

Scientists in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (MIT/WHOI) Joint Program are working on a diverse range of topics in hydrology ranging from groundwater-seawater exchange in the coastal ocean to the biogeochemistry of large river systems. Please see our website or contact mit-whoi-www@mit.edu for more details [mit.whoi.edu/]

 
Northeastern University   Massachusetts, United States of America 

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern University has over 100 years of history and tradition in research, teaching and service to the community, making important contributions to the development of our civil infrastructure and the environment, both nationally and internationally. In conjunction with the ongoing significant investments being made in the education and research programs throughout Northeastern University, we are embarking on an exciting period of growth in the department, expanding our faculty, rejuvenating and growing our laboratory facilities, and expanding our curriculum. This is an excellent time to study at Northeastern University. [www.civ.neu.edu/index.html]

 
Water: Systems, Science and Society (WSSS) Program   Medford, Massachusetts, United States of America 

The MS/MA and Ph.D. graduate programs in Water: Systems, Science and Society (WSSS) at Tufts University provide interdisciplinary perspectives and tools to manage water related problems around the world. The program combines elements of water science, policy, health, economics, diplomacy, technology and engineering. [www.tufts.edu/water]

Water Diplomacy IGERT 
View the Water Diplomacy Guiding Document for more details on the IGERT program.

Students from our IGERT Water Diplomacy program will develop a broader understanding of these key ideas, assumptions, and principles through their

• Individualized curriculum,
• Colloquium designed to explore problems, tools, solutions, and methods in a group setting,
• PhD qualifying examination proposal,
• Internship experience, and
• Joint advising on PhD dissertation topic by both natural and societal domain faculty.

Successful student work in this program requires a deeper level of understanding and creation of new actionable knowledge for a water problem. Additionally, the Water Diplomacy IGERT program is actively engaged in adaptive learning to continuously improve how we teach, communicate, and collaborate in this evolving interdisciplinary program. [http://sites.tufts.edu/waterdiplomacy/program/]

 
Michigan State University Water Programs   East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America 

Michigan State University offers a plethora of water research and study opportunities ranging from physical to ecological to social sciences, and is well known for inter- and trans-disciplinary work on water and the environment. The many and diverse faculty engaged in water sciences are listed at the website of the MSU Center for Water Sciences [cws.msu.edu/].

 
[University of Minnesota Water Resources Science (WRS) program]   Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America 
 

Our graduate program in Water Resources Science (WRS) is a unique, multi-disciplinary approach for water-resources education. Our program trains students in a holistic manner to prepare them for complex problems in managing and researching aquatic systems. Through excellent research and classroom opportunities on both the Twin Cities and Duluth campuses and faculty from 25 departments, WRS students develop the breadth of scientific knowledge needed to understand the complicated aquatic ecosystems and watersheds on which they will work.

Our program has three educational goals: to produce scientists with strong technical skills in disciplines relevant to water resources science; to develop a holistic understanding of the hydrologic cycle and associated ecosystems, as well as the interconnectedness of the sciences needed to understand and manage aquatic resources; and to generate an understanding of the interplay between the bio-physical sciences and the social sciences in developing and implementing public policies related to water.

We offer Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees with eight areas of emphasis from which students may choose: Aquatic Biology, Environmental Chemistry, Hydrologic Science, Limnology, Water Management Technology, Water Policy and Economics, Water Quality, and Watershed Science and Management.

http://wrs.umn.edu/

 
University of Missouri Water Programs   Columbia, Missouri, United States of America 

The Interdisciplinary Hydrology Lab (IHL, web.missouri.edu/~hubbartj/), is located in the School of Natural Resources at the University of Missouri. The IHL currently supports 10 graduate students and multiple undergraduate technicians (web.missouri.edu/~hubbartj/index_files/IHLPeople.htm) through external grant dollars.

We investigate everything Applied Physical Hydrology ranging from surface flow process response to land use to forest canopy energy attenuation and water temperature regimes to evapotranspiration and soil and water nutrient processes (and more!). We keep busy!

 
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Water-related Graduate Programs   Lincoln, Nebraska, United States of America 

Academic units in three colleges contribute to water research, education, and extension at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Each unit grants its own degrees and has its own acceptance and graduation requirements. Participating departments include: Agricultural Economics, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Biological Sciences, Civil Engineering, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Environmental Engineering, and Natural Resources. [water.unl.edu/web/students/gradstudent]

 
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Water Resources Management   Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America 

The Water Resources Management (WRM) program in the College of Sciences at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas is a flexible, interdisciplinary course of study leading to a Master of Science degree. It is a technically and scientifically based program that blends the physical aspects of the hydrologic sciences with policy and management issues. [www.hydro.unr.edu]

 
University of Nevada, Reno Graduate Program of Hydrologic Sciences   Reno, Nevada, United States of America 

The Graduate Program of Hydrologic Sciences (GPHS) has always been a true collaboration between the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) and the Desert Research Institute (DRI). The GPHS is one of the largest such programs in North America and is consistently ranked among the top 10 in the United States by U.S. News and World Report. The Hydrologic Sciences Graduate Program offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in both Hydrology and Hydrogeology. Students within the Hydrology option can specialize in surface water hydraulics, watershed hydrology, water resources evaluations, water quality, geomorphology, and limnology. Specific areas of emphasis in Hydrogeology include groundwater contaminant transport, geochemical evolution of ground waters, nutrient transport processes, vadose zone hydrology, ground water resource evaluation and ground water modeling. [www.hydro.unr.edu]

 
Center for the Environment at Plymouth State University   Plymouth, New Hampshire, United States of America 

The Center for the Environment at Plymouth State University addresses the science, policies, culture and economics of the natural environment in northern New England through research, education and collaboration. We engage on- and off-campus partners to define, acquire, and provide science-based knowledge to make informed decisions.

The Center was established at PSU in 2004 with the dual purpose of building research capacity on campus and providing the region with knowledge on environmental issues. Our specific objectives are to:
• Prepare PSU students for lives and careers that demand a thorough understanding of human interactions with the natural, human, and built environment.
• Contribute in major ways to the solution of significant environmental problems in our region.
• Foster relations and encourage collaborative efforts within PSU and with environmental agencies and organizations.

The Center has a special commitment to the North Country and lakes region of New Hampshire and PSU is geographically well situated to serve this role. The work of the Center enhances the North Country economy, and fosters regional environmental understanding and literacy. [www.plymouth.edu/center-for-the-environment/]

 
Dartmouth Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (EEB) Graduate Program   Hanover, New Hampshire, United States of America 

The graduate program in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (EEB) at Dartmouth College offers students the opportunity to pursue research in a variety of water sciences, including limnology, freshwater ecology, linkages between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and the evolutionary ecology of freshwater organisms. [www.dartmouth.edu/~biology/eeb/index.html]

 
Hydrology and Hydroclimatic Sciences at Rutgers University   New Jersey, United States of America 

Rutgers University has several M.S. and Ph.D. granting programs related to hydrology, hydroclimate, and water resources through our Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Environmental Sciences, and Geography. [hydrology.rutgers.edu]

 
New Mexico Tech Hydrology Program   Socorro, New Mexico, United States of America 

The Hydrology Program at New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology was the first to be established in the U.S.; it offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Hydrology that emphasize a rigorous approach to scientific subsurface and surface hydrology and that prepare students for jobs in industry, research, and academia. [www.ees.nmt.edu/outside/Hydro/]

 
Clarkson University Institute for a Sustainable Environment   Potsdam, New York, United States of America 

The Environmental Science and Engineering interdisciplinary program of Clarkson University's Institute for a Sustainable Environment spans natural science and engineering disciplines to provide the knowledge, leadership, and guidance needed to ensure sustainability of our natural world. [www.clarkson.edu/ese/index.html]

 
Department of Earth Sciences at Syracuse University   Syracuse, New York, United States of America 

The Department of Earth Sciences at Syracuse University offers MS and PhD degrees in the geosciences, with research opportunities in hydrogeology, surface water-groundwater interaction, biogeochemical cycling in aquatic systems, contaminant fate and transport, and other topics. Our research programs include interdisciplinary collaboration, international fieldwork, and use of extensive state-of-the-art analytical and computing facilities. For more information, please visit earthsciences.syr.edu

 
Department of Geology, University at Buffalo   Buffalo, New York, United States of America 

The Department of Geology at University at Buffalo offers MA, MS, and PhD degrees in the geology, with research opportunities in physical and chemical hydrogeology. Graduates from our program have gone on to careers in environmental consulting, research institutions, governmental agencies, and academia. For more information, please visit www.geology.buffalo.edu/

Other water science program possibilities include Geography (www.geog.buffalo.edu), Civil/Environmental Engineering (www.csee.buffalo.edu), and the interdisciplinary program in Ecosystem Restoration through Interdisciplinary Exchange (ERIE, www.erie.buffalo.edu).

 
Graduate Program in Water Resources Engineering   Potsdam, New York, United States of America 

Clarkson University's Water Resources Engineering group in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering covers graduate research in river, estuary, and ocean hydrodynamics, oil, gas, and hydrate transport in deep and shallow waters, cold regions hydraulic engineering, stream dynamics and morphology, and real time monitoring system for coastal, river, and watershed modeling. [www.clarkson.edu/cee/faculty/index.html]

 
Graduate Programs at the City College of New York   New York, New York, United States of America 

City College of New York offers several programs related to Water Resources in the Department of Civil Engineering (BS, MS, PhD), in the Department of Systems Science and Environmental Engineering (BS), and also a Master of Science in Sustainability in the Urban Environment. There are also several centers such as the NOAA CREST and the Environmental CrossRoads Initiative that provide a research setting for the graduate education experience. [www1.ccny.cuny.edu/prospective/gsoe/index.cfm]

 
Graduate Water Programs at Columbia University   New York, New York, United States of America 

Columbia University offers several graduate programs related to water resources. Students interested in continuing their education in environmental sciences or engineering, or integrating their scientific interests with a career in public policy, management, education or conservation, will find a graduate program to suit them within our array of programs expressly designed for M.S., M.P.A. and M.A. students. [www.earthinstitute.columbia.edu/articles/view/7] From geophysics to environmental economics, earth and environmental science, doctoral students will find a series of multidisciplinary Ph.D. program options tapping the extensive resources of Columbia University's science departments and institutes, as well as those of our partners. [www.earthinstitute.columbia.edu/articles/view/8]

 
Manhattan College   Riverdale, New York, United States of America 
The ABET-accredited Master's degree program in environmental engineering at Manhattan College is one of the most famous in the nation, dating back to 1939. Our program has is recognized nationally for producing well-prepared environmental engineers. Students can choose concentrations in process engineering, water quality modeling, geo-environmental engineering or environmental project management. [www.manhattan.edu/academics/engineering/environmental/
graduate/index.shtml
Water Programs at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry   Syracuse, New York, United States of America 

The Water Programs at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, NY) offer a wide variety of approaches that focus on the scientific, engineering and social aspects of water resources. Scientific aspects include the investigations of basic physical, chemical and biological interactions occurring in both natural and anthropogenic water systems. Engineering studies focus on the analysis and design of water supply and waste water systems. Social aspects include the planning, regulation, law and the management of water and wetland resources. A major strength of our programs is the diversity of cooperators including the US Fish & Wildlife Service, US Environmental Protection Agency, US Geological Survey and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. Our programs are interdisciplinary among the various SUNY-ESF Departments [www.esf.edu/wateratesf/Default.htm] and also Syracuse University [www.syr.edu].

 
Graduate Programs at Duke University   Durham, North Carolina, United States of America 

Graduate study in Hydrology & Fluid Dynamics in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Program of the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University is strongly interdisciplinary with three overarching research paths:

• Sustainability, climate, hydrometeorology and water cycle dynamics
• Ecohydrology and surface-subsurface hydrological interactions
• Multiscale environmental physics and remote sensing.
[www.cee.duke.edu/grad/phd]

 
Graduate Programs at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte   Charlotte, North Carolina, United States of America 

UNC Charlotte has faculty with research focused on water resources in the Departments of Geography and Earth Sciences, Civil Engineering, Biology, and Engineering Technology. We have a unique interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Infrastructure and Environmental Systems (ines.uncc.edu/) that seeks to increase our understanding of the complex interactions between infrastructure and environmental systems, and we offer M.S. degrees in Earth Sciences (geoearth.uncc.edu/) and Civil and Environmental and Engineering (cee.uncc.edu/). As North Carolina's urban research university we have a strong component of research focusing on urban water resources issues and sustainability, but we also have opportunities to work on diverse projects around the world.

 
Water Resources Programs at North Carolina State University   Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America 
Located in North Carolina's Research Triangle, NC State offers a comprehensive spectrum of opportunities for prospective graduate students interested in water resources. Graduate programs (MS and PhD) are housed in multiple departments and colleges within the university, and ample opportunities exist for interdisciplinary research and collaboration. Several departments collaborate on the interdisciplinary graduate minor in Water Resources (www.grad.ncsu.edu/catalog/programs/min-WR.htm). Details of specific departmental programs follow:

Biological and Agricultural Engineering
The Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department offers MS and PhD degrees in the area of watershed assessment and restoration. Theoretical and applied research projects in this area include water and solute movement and fate at the field and watershed scale, hydrology and biogeochemistry of ecologically engineered control measures that include bioreactors, wetlands, riparian zones, stormflow measures and stream restoration. More information can be found at www.bae.ncsu.edu/grad/

Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
Management and protection of both fresh and estuarine surface waters requires understanding the hydrodynamics of the system and associated chemical and biological processes. Graduate research projects focus on groundwater contamination and modeling, hydroclimatology, hydrodynamics and water systems analysis and management. More information can be found at www.ce.ncsu.edu/research/wree/

Forestry and Environmental Resources
The department offers MS and PhD degrees for students focusing on interdisciplinary aspects of hydrologic sciences with special attention to ecohydrology, forest hydrology, wetland assessment, biosphere-atmosphere interaction and geospatial analysis. More information can be found at cnr.ncsu.edu/fer/waterhyd/

Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
As the department name implies, Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences (MEAS) offers MS and PhD degrees in a wide range of geoscience areas, including hydrogeology. Research projects in this area focus on groundwater flow and exchange with surface water, chemical/isotope hydrology, and watersheds. More information on MEAS can be found at www.meas.ncsu.edu/

Soil Science
The Soil Science Department offers MS and PhD programs focusing on environmental physics, soil biogeochemistry, and hydropedology. Research encompasses fundamental topics in mass and energy transport, transformation, and storage across a broad range of spatial scales in soil and associated systems; applied topics include water quality protection, wetland restoration, water use and reuse, and waste management in urban and agricultural environments. More information on the department can be found at www.soil.ncsu.edu
 
University of North Dakota   Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States of America 

The University of North Dakota offers graduate programs leading to Ph.D., M.S., M.A., and M.Engr. degrees in water resources and aquatic sciences. Prospective students may find out more by visiting departmental web sites: Geology & Geological Engineering and Civil Engineering in the College of Engineering and Mines, Geography and Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Atmospheric Science and Earth System Science  & Policy in the John D. Odegard School of Center for Aerospace Sciences. Opportunities for support for these academic programs can come through the Energy and Environmental Research Center and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Human Nutrition Laboratory, located adjacent to the UND campus.

 
School of Earth Sciences Division of Water, Climate, and the Environment   Columbus, Ohio, United States of America 

Ohio State University's graduate program educates and trains students for careers in both professional and academic programs. We study a wide range of topics addressing both natural processes and humankind's impact on our planet such as climate and global change, polar science, water quality and availability, coral reef health, and the impact of urbanization on the environment. [earthsciences.osu.edu/water_climate.php]

 
School of Earth Sciences Division of Water, Climate, and the Environment   Akron, Ohio, United States of America 

The Department of Geology & Environmental Science at the University of Akron offers Bachelors and Masters degrees in a variety of subdisciplines, including water-related topics. Paleohydrology of carbonate aquifers and studies of modern and ancient lakes are a special emphasis. [www.uakron.edu/geology/]

 
University of Oklahoma Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering   Norman, Oklahoma, United States of America 
The School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering at the University of Oklahoma has a longstanding tradition of excellence in graduate education in the environmental fields (civil engineering, environmental engineering and environmental science) and offers degrees at both the master's and doctoral levels. CEES expertise covers environmental chemistry, hydrogeology, and surface water hydrology including inland and coastal flooding, numerical modeling, radar hydrology, remote sensing, and climate change.
[www.ou.edu/content/coe/cees/grad_programs/
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Graduate Program in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering at Portland State University   Portland, Oregon, United States of America 

The Environmental and Water Resources Engineering graduate program in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Portland State University provides students with the technical and professional knowledge necessary to seek creative solutions to complex problems in the Environmental and Water Resources Engineering fields. Graduate students work with faculty who are engaged in active research in a number of areas including surface water hydrology, state-of-the-art remote sensing data assimilation, climate change, coastal processes, hydrodynamic and water quality modeling, groundwater contaminant transport modeling and remediation, fate and transport of toxics, and state-of-the-art trace analysis of toxic contaminants and tracer species of interest. [cee.pdx.edu/graduate]

 
Water Resources Program at Oregon State University   Corvallis, Oregon, United States of America 

The Water Resources Program at Oregon State University awards M.S. and Ph.D. degrees and brings together faculty and students from six colleges and multiple departments. Students will draw from a set of existing OSU courses covering engineering approaches, watershed processes, and/or water resources management and policy. The Program includes core requirements for all students with additional work concentrated in one of three specific degree programs:

Water Resources Engineering - Students enrolled in this degree program will be broadly trained to undertake life-long careers in water resources system design, and will have the option to focus on groundwater, surface water, or watershed engineering.

Water Resources Science - Students enrolled in this degree program will be broadly trained in water resources while maintaining an intellectual affiliation with a secondary field. Allied fields include ecology, forest science, geology, oceanography, atmospheric sciences, climatology, geomorphology, soil physics, geochemistry, public health, and microbiology.

Water Resources Policy and Management
- Students enrolled in this degree program will be broadly trained to undertake careers in managing water resources and in guiding or making water resource policy decisions.
[www.oregonstate.edu/gradwater]

 
Carnegie Mellon University NEEP Program   Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America 

The Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) in Nanotechnology-Environmental Effects and Policy at Carnegie Mellon and Howard University is a new interdisciplinary graduate program funded by the National Science Foundation. NEEP-IGERT Trainees pursue an innovative program of study leading to a Ph.D. from one of the following departments at Carnegie Mellon University: Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Engineering and Public Policy, Material Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Howard University. [www.ices.cmu.edu/neep/]

 
Graduate Programs in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering   Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America 

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University offers MS and PhD degree programs with specialties in Advanced Infrastructure Systems and Global Sustainable Construction; Environmental Engineering, Science and Management; Green Design; and Mechanics, Materials and Computing. [www.ce.cmu.edu/graduate/]

 
Temple University Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America 

The M.S. program in Geology at Temple University in Philadelphia offers opportunities for research in urban hydrology, karst hydrology, hydrogeophysics, and more. The department will soon launch a new Ph.D. in Geosciences. The department offers research and teaching assistantships, which include full tuition remission. For more information, visit the department web page and contact a faculty member in your area of interest. [www.temple.edu/geology]

 
University of Rhode Island Water Programs   Kingston, Rhode Island, United States of America 

Rhode Island is the Ocean State and safe, clean water is central to our economy and environment. At the University of Rhode Island we offer several water related programs, including the URI Water Quality Program, the NE States and Caribbean Island Regional Water Program, and the International Partnership for Coastal Resources. Under the supervision of our renowned faculty, students conduct their studies in a regional, national, and international context. Please contact Dr. Tom Boving (boving@uri.edu), Department of Geosciences and Department of Civil Environmental Engineering for further information.

 
Clemson University Programs   Clemson, South Carolina, United States of America 
The Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences [www.clemson.edu/ces/eees]
Hydrogeology (M.S.) — The interdisciplinary program in hydrogeology provides an opportunity to learn the principles and practice of hydrogeology, with particular strengths in monitoring and modeling groundwater systems, multiphase flow and transport, environmental remediation, carbon sequestration, hydromechanics, and hydrogeophysics.

Environmental Engineering & Science (M.S., M.Eng., Ph.D.) — The interdisciplinary EE&S program utilizes fundamental principles of basic science and engineering to solve environmental problems in natural and engineered systems, with particular strengths in water quality, environmental remediation, water and wastewater treatment, hydrogeochemistry, fate and transport of environmental contaminants, environmental sustainability, and the biogeochemical cycling of metals, nutrients, and organic contaminants.

Biosystems Engineering (M.S., Ph.D.) — The BE program utilizes fundamental engineering and science principles for the management of non-point source pollution, waste management, water quality, watershed hydrology, erosion and sediment control, irrigation, and drainage.

The Department Civil Engineering (M.S., M.Eng., Ph.D.) [www.clemson.edu/ce]
The Applied Fluid Mechanics program in CE offers advanced study in hydraulics, hydrology, and coastal engineering, covering a variety of scales such as flow of groundwater through pores in soil to the hydrodynamics of tidal estuaries and coastal seas.

Environmental Toxicology Program (M.S., Ph.D.) [www.clemson.edu/entox]
The interdisciplinary Entox program utilizes principles from molecular biology, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, geochemistry, social sciences, computer science, etc., to determine the fate, effects, and risks of toxicants on the environment, wildlife, and human health. Specific strengths include chemical fate, bioavailability, biological effects, toxicokinetics, and mechanisms of action in aquatic systems. 
University of South Carolina   Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America 
University of South Carolina Water Resources Engineering Program
The Water Resources Engineering program at the University of South Carolina focuses on the study and physical and computer modeling of natural and industrial flows and transport processes, management of rivers and watersheds, dam break and levee breech, flood prevention and forecasting, river mechanics and marine sediment transport, storm water management and modeling, environmental protection and restoration, and sustainable systems. [http://www.ce.sc.edu/]

University of South Carolina Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences
The Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of South Carolina offers a program in research in coastal processes, environmental geosciences, geochemistry, geophysics, global climate change, hydrocarbon exploration, oceanography, paleoceanography, paleoclimatology, petrology, remote sensing, sedimentology, seismology, structural geology, and tectonics. [www.geol.sc.edu
South Dakota State University Water Resources Program   Brookings, South Dakota, United States of America 

South Dakota State University has several graduate programs related to water resources. The programs are: MS in Civil Engineering, MS in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, MS or PhD in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, MS in Biological Sciences, and PhD in Biological Sciences. There are also interdisciplinary studies in the PhD in Geospatial Science and Engineering.

Courses, design, and research activities within the Civil and Environmental Engineering department are related to structural, environmental, transportation, geotechnical, hydraulics, hydrology, and water resources engineering as well as advanced topics in engineering mechanics. [Fields of Study | Program Information]

 
University of Memphis Ground Water Institute   Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America 

The University of Memphis offers graduate programs in the departments of Civil Engineering and Earth Sciences with emphasis in ground-water hydrology. Our programs provide unique educational and research experiences with funding for select students provided through the Ground Water Institute, a community-supported research, education, and service organization dedicated to sustaining and managing ground-water resources. [www.memphis.edu/gwi/index.php]

 
Water-related Programs at the University of Tennessee   Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America 

The University of Tennessee in Knoxville has a variety of graduate programs in water quality, environmental remediation and water resources. These include a graduate minor in Watershed Hydrology for all disciplines and MS or PhD programs in the Departments of Earth and Planetary Sciences geoweb.gg.utk.edu/graduate, Geography web.utk.edu/~utkgeog/grad.htm, Microbiology http://web.bio.utk.edu/micro, Civil and Environmental Engineering www.engr.utk.edu/civil/grad, and Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science bioengr.ag.utk.edu/gradStudies.

 
Texas A&M Water Management & Hydrologic Science   College Station, Texas, United States of America 

The Water Management and Hydrological Science (WMHS) degree program at Texas A&M is administered by an intercollegiate faculty drawn from four colleges and multiple departments. Two masters degrees (a thesis and non-thesis option) and a Ph.D. degree are offered through the program. We have nearly 60 faculty members from 12 academic departments in the Colleges of Architecture, Agriculture and Life Sciences, Engineering, and Geosciences participating in the WMHS program. Faculty have expertise in the bio-physical and social sciences and in engineering. [waterprogram.tamu.edu/]

 
University of Texas Environmental Sciences and Engineering PhD Program   San Antonio, Texas, United States of America 

The multidisciplinary program at the University of Texas at San Antonio in environmental science and engineering encourages research that addresses complex challenges related to water resources, environmental quality, environmental remediation, pollution control, conservation ecology, remote sensing and geospatial analysis, cold regions environmental change, and natural hazards. Currently participating departments include Civil and Environmental Engineering, Geological Sciences, Biology, Environmental Science, and Chemistry. [http://engineering.utsa.edu/graduate/phd-ese.php]

 
UTA Graduate Programs in Water Resources   Arlington, Texas, United States of America 

The University of Texas at Arlington offers both MS and PhD degree programs for the study of Hydrology, Hydraulics and Water Resources. Programs of study are offered in the Department of Civil Engineering and through the Environmental and Earth Sciences interdisciplinary area. Our nation faces critical and varied water resource needs. Preservation of the streams, lakes, aquifers and estuaries serving its residential and industrial community is essential. Water Resources programs at UTA combine nationally recognized faculty with highly qualified students sharing the desire to learn more about these dynamic systems. [Contact John McEnery at mcenery@uta.edu | McEnery page]

 
University of Trento   Trento, Trentino 38122, Italy 
The Environmental Engineering Graduate Program of the University of Trento (Italy) offers graduate training in Water Sciences through the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, with specialized track in: a) Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology; b) Environmental Resources Management, Energy and Sanitary Engineering; c) Computational Models. The program offers two Ph.D degrees in Environmental Engineering and in Riverscience within a school that offers also a degree in Environmental Planning, Landscape Architecture and Sustainable Building. The Ph.D. degree in Riverscience is an Erasmus Mundus program offered jointly with the Queen Mary University of London (UK) and the Freie Universit?t of Berlin (Germany). The official language of the program is English and admission to the program is internationally competitive. Financial support is provided through scholarships to qualified students. [www.unitn.it/en/dree; www.riverscience.eu/]
 
Graduate Programs in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering   Provo, Utah, United States of America 

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Brigham Young University offers both MS and PhD graduate degrees with the possibility of emphasizing in water resources. The Environmental Modeling Research Lab (EMRL) within the department has a long history of research in simulation and visualization of water resources systems and provides a unique opportunity to participate in graduate research at the cutting edge of this important technology. In addition to an expertise in simulation and visualization other active research areas such as environmental restoration, water quality analysis, and treatment are also possible.

 
Utah State Water-related Graduate Programs   Logan, Utah, United States of America 

Academic departments in six colleges contribute to water research, education, and extension at Utah State University. Each department grants its own degrees and has its own acceptance and graduation requirements. Participating departments include Applied Economics, Biology, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Geology, Irrigation Engineering, Plants Soils and Climate, Sociology, Watershed Science. [wetwater.usu.edu/htm/education]

 
Virginia Tech Water-related Graduate Programs   Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America 

At Virginia Tech, graduate studies in water resources span programs and courses from five colleges and over ten departments to provide an interdisciplinary and substantive understanding of water science, engineering, policy, and management. Programs provide excellent opportunities for students from many disciplines to study water and develop interdisciplinary skills necessary for effective professional work in water resources. The Virginia Water Resources Research Center also coordinates a university-wide Watershed Management graduate certificate. [vwrrc.vt.edu/grad_programs.html]

 
University of Washington   Seattle, Washington, United States of America 

The University of Washington offers M.S., M.S.C.E., and Ph.D. degrees in the areas of Hydrology, Water Resources and Environmental Fluid Mechanics in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington.

Information on research area [www.ce.washington.edu/research/water/]
Information on how to apply [www.ce.washington.edu/prospective/grads/index.html]

 
University of Wisconsin Programs   Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America 

Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Water Resources Engineering Graduate Program
The Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Water Resources Engineering graduate program within the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering trains M.S. and Ph.D. students on the measurement, modeling, design, and management of water-related processes and systems in natural and human environments. [http://www.engr.wisc.edu/cee.html]

Hydrogeology Graduate Program in the Department of Geoscience
The hydrogeology graduate program within the Department of Geoscience trains M.S. and Ph.D students who address groundwater resource issues through careers in academia, research institutions, governmental agencies, environmental consulting, and non-profits. [geoscience.wisc.edu/geoscience/research/research-groups/hydrogeology//]

 

Natural Resource & Environment Graduate Program within the Department of Biological Systems Engineering
The Natural Resource & Environment graduate program within the Department of Biological Systems Engineering trains M.S. and Ph. D. students to address both practical and fundamental challenges in sustainable water and soil resource management. [www.bse.dreamhosters.com/admissions/graduate-studies/]

 

Limnology & Marine Science Graduate Program
The Limnology & Marine Science graduate program is an interdisciplinary program that enables graduate students to develop a greater understanding of aquatic systems and their origins, inhabitants, phenomena, and impact on human life. [www.engr.wisc.edu/interd/limnology/]

 

 
University of Wyoming Interdisciplinary Water Resources Degree Programs   Laramie, Wyoming, United States of America 

The University of Wyoming offers both M.S. and Ph.D. opportunities in water science, specifically focused in interdisciplinary Water Resources degree programs. The M.S. in Water Resources (WARE) is an interdisciplinary "slash" program where students pursue graduate studies in hydrology or water resources from a range of departments at the University. The Water Resources/Environmental Science and Engineering (WRESE) Ph.D. program organizes research and a curriculum, into essential and forward-looking areas such as aquatic chemistry, transport in natural systems, hydrometeorology, land-atmosphere interactions, eco-hydrology, hydrogeology, vadose zone hydrology, hydrologic applications of stable isotopes, limnology, hydrologic modeling, hydrological and water quality effects on aquatic organisms, hydroclimatology, hydrologic remote sensing, and watershed hydrology.
WARE: http://www.uwyo.edu/ware/
WRESE: www.uwyo.edu/wrese/