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.

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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 Auburn University

The vision of Auburn University Water Resources Center is a world where water resources are used, managed, and protected in a more scientifically-informed and sustainable manner, resulting  in resilient ecosystems and thriving communities. 

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 Department of Plant and Wildlife Sciences offers both MS and PhD graduate degrees with the possibility of emphasizing catchment hydrology, aqueous biogeochemistry, echohydrology, and water resources. Research within this interdisciplinary department investigates linkages between human activity, hydrology, acquatic ecology, terrestrial ecology, and water security....

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 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 Drexel University

The Department of Civil, Architechtural and Envvironmental Engineering at Drezel University offers M.S. and Ph.D degrees in both Civil Engineering (with a focus on Water Resources Engineering) and Environmental Engineering (with a focus areas in Water Resources, Environmental Modeling, Environmental Treatment...

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 Georgia State University

Master of Science in Water Science. An interdisciplinary Master of Science degree that allows students to focus their studies and thesis research in physical hydrology and/or socio-economic, political, and human-geographic dimensions of water resources.