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Earn a Graduate Degree in Hydrology in 21 Months!

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The online Master of 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 three tracks – Water Management, Water Quality, and Water Quantity.

The Water Management specialization offers a practical degree for those working with water across multiple industries – and includes courses related to waters impact on business and society. The Water Quality track offers a quantitative degree in the fate and transport of water quality constituents as they move through the hydrologic cycle for those working in environmental quality, waste load allocation, water reuse, and geo-environmental/health impacts. The Water Quantity specialization offers additional technical background interested in predicting water availability and movement at various scales. The program sequence is below:

Core Curriculum

  • Fundamentals of Project Management
  • Hydrometeorology
  • Fundamentals of GIS
  • Water Security
  • Water Law
  • Hydroclimatology

Course Tracks

Water Management

Course Highlights:

  • Fundamental Hydrology
  • Water Economics
  • Water Reuse
  • Social Science Aspects of Hazards

Prerequisites:

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

 

Water Quality

Course Highlights:

  • Hydrology
  • Hazardous and Solid Waste Management
  • Health Impact and Water Reuse
  • Water Quality Modeling

Prerequisites:

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

Water Quantity

Course Highlights:

  • Hydrology
  • Water Resources Management
  • Groundwater and Seepage
  • Quantitative Hydrometeorology

Prerequisites:

  • 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