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 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...

Graduate Programs at the University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame offers graduate study in the Department of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences. Water science is encompassed by three main research thrust areas within the department: Environmental Fluid Dynamics, Environmental Engineering, and Environmental Geosciences. For more information, see www...

Graduate Programs at the University of Oklahoma

The School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering at the University of Oklahoma has a longstanding tradition of excellence in graduate education in the environmental fields (civil engineering, environmental engineering and environmental science) and offers degrees at both the master's and doctoral...

Graduate Programs at the University of South Carolina

University of South Carolina Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences The Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of South Carolina offers a program in research in coastal processes, environmental geosciences, geochemistry, geophysics, global climate change, hydrocarbon exploration, oceanography,...

Graduate Programs at the University of Tennessee

The University of Tennessee in Knoxville has a variety of graduate programs in water quality, environmental remediation and water resources. These include a graduate minor in Watershed Hydrology for all disciplines and MS or PhD programs in the Departments of Earth and Planetary...

Graduate Programs at the University of Texas at Arlington

The University of Texas at Arlington offers both MS and PhD degree programs for the study of Hydrology, Hydraulics and Water Resources. Programs of study are offered in the Department of Civil Engineering and through the Environmental and Earth Sciences interdisciplinary area. Our nation faces...

Graduate Programs at the University of Texas at San Antonio

The multidisciplinary program at the University of Texas at San Antonio in environmental science and engineering encourages research that addresses complex challenges related to water resources, environmental quality, environmental remediation, pollution control, conservation ecology, remote sensing and geospatial analysis, cold regions environmental change,...

Graduate Programs at the University of Trento

The Environmental Engineering Graduate Program of the University of Trento (Italy) offers graduate training in Water Sciences through the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, with specialized track in: a) Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology; b) Environmental Resources Management, Energy and Sanitary Engineering; c)...