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 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...

Graduate Programs at the University of Missouri

The Interdisciplinary Hydrology Lab is located in the School of Natural Resources at the University of Missouri. The IHL currently supports 10 graduate students and multiple undergraduate technicians through external grant dollars. We investigate everything Applied Physical Hydrology ranging from surface flow...

Graduate Programs at the University of Nebraska Lincoln

Academic units in three colleges contribute to water research, education, and extension at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Each unit grants its own degrees and has its own acceptance and graduation requirements. Participating departments include: Agricultural Economics, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Biological Sciences, Civil...

Graduate Programs at the University of Nevada Las Vegas

The Water Resources Management (WRM) program in the College of Sciences at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas is a flexible, interdisciplinary course of study leading to a Master of Science degree. It is a technically and scientifically based program that blends the physical aspects...

Graduate Programs at the University of Nevada Reno

The Graduate Program of Hydrologic Sciences (GPHS) has always been a true collaboration between the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) and the Desert Research Institute (DRI). The GPHS is one of the largest such programs in North America and is consistently ranked among...

Graduate Programs at the University of North Dakota

The University of North Dakota offers graduate programs leading to Ph.D., M.S., M.A., and M.Engr. degrees in water resources and aquatic sciences. Prospective students may find out more by visiting departmental web sites: Geology & Geological Engineering and Civil Engineering in...