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 the University of California Davis

The University of California Davis Hydrologic Science Graduate Group spans departments to offer M.S. and Ph.D. degrees founded on coursework and research that may be geared toward hydrology as a specialized discipline or problem-oriented, interdisciplinary training taking advantage of the breadth...

Graduate Programs at the University of California Riverside

The Environmental Sciences Graduate Program of the University of California Riverside (the Department of Environmental Sciences) offers graduate training in Environmental Sciences, with a specialized track Soil and Water Sciences. The Soil and Water Science area offers comprehensive training in the chemistry, physics,...

Graduate Programs at the University of Colorado

There are two programs within the University of Colorado:

Hydrology, Water Resources & Environmental Fluid Mechanics is a graduate program within the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering. The program is committed to education and research on the...

Graduate Programs at the University of Delaware

The interdisciplinary program in Water Science & Policy at the University of Delaware educates students to address the complex challenges that we face today; to develop solutions that are socially acceptable, economically viable, and environmentally sustainable; and to be true stewards of our...

Graduate Programs at the University of Florida Water Institute

The Water Institute Graduate Fellows program at the University of Florida supports interdisciplinary graduate fellow teams to conduct integrative research in an emerging area of water science, including the social, natural, and engineering sciences. The University of Florida Water Institute established this new...

Graduate Programs at the University of Idaho

The Water Resources Graduate Program at the University of Idaho is an interdisciplinary degree program offering M.S., Ph.D., J.D./M.S., and J.D./Ph.D. degrees. The program is a collaboration between faculty from seven colleges and 14 departments, ranging...

Graduate Programs at the University of Illinois

Graduate Degrees related to water are offered by several departments at the University of Illinois.

In the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, programs are available in the areas of Environmental Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering and Environmental Engineering and...

Graduate Programs at the University of Kansas

Graduate study in hydrogeology and related disciplines at the University of Kansas provides students with a strong foundation in the principles of hydrogeology and the opportunity to complete research in any of these areas: aquifer characterization, groundwater flow and transport modeling, aqueous and...

Graduate Programs at the University of Kentucky

The Bioenvironmental Graduate Program in the Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department at the University of Kentucky trains students to use biological, environmental and engineering sciences to develop sustainable solutions in areas of environmental protection and restoration; reduction of off-site transport and impacts of...

Graduate Programs at the University of Minnesota

Our graduate program in Water Resources Science (WRS) is a unique, multi-disciplinary approach for water-resources education. Our program trains students in a holistic manner to prepare them for complex problems in managing and researching aquatic systems. Through excellent research and classroom opportunities on both the...