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 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...

Graduate Programs at Purdue University

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...

Graduate Programs at Rutgers University

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.

Graduate Programs at San Diego State University

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....

Graduate Programs at South Dakota State University

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...

Graduate Programs at Southern Illinois University Carbondale

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...

Graduate Programs at Syracuse University

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...

Graduate Programs at Temple University

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...

Graduate Programs at Texas A&M University

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...

Graduate Programs at the City College of New York

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....