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 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....

Graduate Programs at the Colorado School of Mines

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...

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Graduate Programs at the State University of New York (SUNY)

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...

Graduate Programs at the University at Buffalo

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....

Graduate Programs at the University of Akron

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...

Graduate Programs at the University of Alaska Fairbanks

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...

Graduate Programs at the University of Arizona

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....