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 Kansas State University

The Department of Civil Engineering at Kansas State University is a community of learners committed to providing outstanding educational opportunities to its students. The department also conducts advanced research in civil infrastructure design and environmental preservation.

As part of the graduate programs, Kansas...

Graduate Programs at Kent State University

Kent State University has graduate programs in Geology, Geography, and Biological Sciences that are appropriate for students with interest in water sciences. There is close cooperation between faculty and departments allowing for an interdisciplinary education. The Department of Geology offers a M.S. in Geology...

Graduate Programs at Manhattan College

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...

Graduate Programs at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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...

Graduate Programs at Michigan State University

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...

Graduate Programs at Murray State University

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...

Graduate Programs at New Mexico State University

New Mexico faces serious challenges concerning the supply, development, quality, management, and administration of water resources; responses to the challenges will have major impacts on the regional economy, environmental quality, and the quality of life for the residents of New Mexico. A major need...

Graduate Programs at North Carolina State University

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...

Graduate Programs at Northeastern University

The College of Science, Engineering and Technology 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...

Graduate Programs at Northwestern University

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...

Graduate Programs at Ohio State University

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...

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Graduate Programs at Oregon State University

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...

Graduate Programs at Plymouth State University

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...

Graduate Programs at Portland State University

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...