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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University of Hawaii at Manoa

Our lab studies surface hydrology and in partcular looking into the water science that applies to conservation for natural environment. 

University of Illinois

Environmental Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering and Environmental Engineering and Science, Atmospheric Sciences, Geography, and Geology, and  River, Watershed and Landscape Dynamics Program, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, Agricultural and Consumer Economics

University of Iowa

Water and the Environment graduate program includes focus areas on Environmental Engineering and Science, Hydraulics and Water Resources, as well as Sustainable Water Development

University of Nebraska Lincoln

Agricultural Economics, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Biological Sciences, Civil Engineering, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Environmental Engineering, and Natural Resources