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Freshwater Sciences and Technology, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (WUR) , WI,
The School of Freshwater Sciences offers a graduate program of studies providing students with advanced training and education in four areas: Freshwater System Dynamics; Human and Ecosystem Health; Freshwater Technology; and Freshwater Policy and Economics. Each of these focus areas is interrelated with the others, and includes biologic, physical, technologic and policy aspects of freshwater.

About

The Master of Science program has two tracks designed to provide a strong foundation necessary for the training of graduates that will utilize novel approaches to the sustainable and equitable use and management of freshwater systems worldwide. The Doctor of Philosophy program is a research degree designed to explore and discover novel approaches to the sustainable and equitable use and management of freshwater systems worldwide. These programs will create an interdisciplinary atmosphere for training the next generation of scientists armed with the knowledge, skills and experience to anticipate and address the freshwater issues of the future.

Timely application is encouraged for students seeking financial support. When applying for admission, applicants should describe as completely as possible their specific research interests within freshwater sciences. Applicants are strongly encouraged to establish contact, before or during the application process, with Freshwater Sciences faculty members whose research interests are closest to their own, regarding the likelihood of one serving as the student’s major professor.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Water Resources Planning
  • Freshwater Policy and Governance
  • Professional Development for Water Leaders
  • Molecular & Cellular Basis of Environmental Disease
  • Candidate for Degree
  • Colloquium in Freshwater Sciences
  • Seminar in Freshwater Sciences
  • Graduate Internship
  • Master's Research and Thesis
  • Independent Study

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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    600

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admission requirements

An applicant must meet Graduate School requirements plus these departmental requirements to be considered for admission to the program:

  • A bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, economics, geosciences, mathematics, physics, public policy, or other appropriate natural science, social science or engineering discipline.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Submission of scores on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (This requirement is optional for Professional Track applicants.).
  • Three letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the applicant’s scholarship and/or research potential.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24898 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24898 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    24898 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24898 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    11861 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11861 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Milwaukee

  • 1066 - 1770 USD/month
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