M.Sc. On Campus


Illinois State University

24 months
838 USD/credit 13408 USD/year
838 USD/credit 13408 USD/year
404 USD/credit 6464 USD/year
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Hydrogeology at Illinois State University knows the important role hydrogeologists play in the environment. That’s why our program focuses only on the field of hydrogeology. This ensures you get all the tools you need for a successful career in the private sector, government, or academia.


You’ll conduct research that makes a real, positive impact. Our broad view of Hydrogeology means you can explore your interests in the hydrologic cycle. 

Illinois State University’s Hydrogeology graduate program is the only one of its kind in Illinois.

Some recent research projects include:

  • Surface water-groundwater interaction
  • Nutrient cycling
  • Impacts of humans and global change in hydrologic and water resource systems
  • Flow in karst systems
  • Sediment transport

Our core curriculum lets you claim the title of hydrogeologist when you graduate. You’ll be able to work in a variety of areas all over the world, such as the private sector, government, or higher education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Seminar In Hydrogeology Research

  • Independent Research For The Master's Thesis

  • Groundwater Modeling

  • Aqueous Geochemistry

  • Problems In Environmental Geology

  • Hydrogeology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • have earned a four-year bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a college or university that is accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting association, or do so within one academic year
  • present unofficial transcripts from each college or university other than Illinois State at which graduate, undergraduate, or non-degree credit was earned.
  • You must have an undergraduate degree in Geology
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for either the last 60 hours of your undergraduate coursework or any previous work in a master’s program.
  • Statement of Goals
  • Submit names and email addresses of three references for letters of recommendation within the online application.

  • English Proficiency (International Students Only)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13408 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 838 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    13408 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 838 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    6464 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 404 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Normal

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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