Because many universities do not have specific hydrology departments, it can be difficult for students interested in water science to know where to start. To help alleviate this problem, CUAHSI has created a list of graduate programs in water science for students to use to discover available options.

Don’t see your program on this list? CUAHSI posts graduate programs free of charge, and your university does not need to be a member to be included. To add your program, please contact commgr@cuahsi.org and provide a brief summary of the programs available, relevant external links, and your university’s logo. 

Graduate Programs at Arizona State University

Arizona State University offers transdisciplinary training in hydrological sciences, engineering, and sustainability through partnerships with several schools. ASU’s graduate degrees integrate a wide range of disciplines to educate water professionals equipped to address the challenges facing our society and the...

Graduate Programs at Boise State University

Boise State University supports a number of graduate programs in water science and related fields. We have a thriving MS in Hydrologic Science program that is an interdisciplinary degree administered by the Geoscience Department but housed in the Graduate College.The Hydrologic Science MS program...

Graduate Programs at Brigham Young University

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...

Graduate Programs at Carnegie Mellon University

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.

Graduate Programs at Carnegie Mellon University

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...

Graduate Programs at Clarkson University

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...

Graduate Programs at Clarkson University

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]<...

Graduate Programs at Clemson University

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...

Graduate Programs at Colorado State University

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...

Graduate Programs at Columbia University

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...

Graduate Programs at Dartmouth College

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. For...

Graduate Programs at Duke University

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...

Graduate Programs at Humboldt State University

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 at Iowa State University

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

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Graduate Programs at Johns Hopkins University

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...