Earn a Graduate Degree in Hydrology in 21 Months!


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The online M.S. in Environmental Science: Hydrology & Water Security is a 32 credit-hour program, designed to be completed in 21 months while working full-time.  This unique, interdisciplinary program offers a core curriculum and two tracks – one in Hydrology and one in Water Security.  The Hydrology track is technical and aimed at those working in hydroclimatology within government or corporations focused on the quantity of water.  The Water Security track offers a practical degree for those working with water across multiple industries – and includes courses related to waters impact on business and society. The program sequence is below:

Core Curriculum

  • Fundamentals of Project Management
  • Hydrometeorology
  • Fundamentals of GIS
  • Hydroclimatology
  • Water Resources Management
  • Water Security
  • Water Law
  • Risk, Public Policy and Law: Understanding and Managing Flood Risk

Course Tracks

Water Security

Course Highlights:

  • Fundamental Hydrology
  • Water Economics
  • GREEN Infrastructure/Water Reuse


Course Highlights:

  • Hydrology
  • Groundwater and Seepage
  • Remote Sensing Hydrology


  • B.S. or B.A. degree; relevant to hydrology preferred
  • Coursework (C or higher) in the following areas:
    • College-level Math
    • Biological or Physical Science course



  • B.S. in a STEM major
  • Coursework (C or higher) in the following areas:
    • Calculus I
    • Calculus II
    • Chemistry
    • Physics (calculus-based)
    • Biological or Physical Science course