M.Sc. On Campus

Hydrologic Science

University of Nevada, Reno

12 months
21006 USD/year
21006 USD/year
5352 USD/year
Tuition fee
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 The M.S. in Hydrologic Science at University of Nevada, Reno provides training to scientists and engineers in the broad areas of ground water, watershed sciences, water quality and water treatment, restoration methodologies and water resource evaluation.


The Hydrologic Science program offered by University of Nevada, Reno aims to provide fundamental and advanced training to students with undergraduate backgrounds in science and engineering, in the critical fields of surface and subsurface hydrology.

Graduates with M.S. in Hydrologic Science from University of Nevada, Reno will be able to:

  • demonstrate a basic level of competency in the general field of hydrology;
  • explain ideas and results through written, numerical, graphical, spoken, and computer-based forms of communication;
  • complete research in their field of study in the hydrologic sciences; 
  • demonstrate appropriate quantitative skills for hydrology, including appropriate statistical or numerical modeling techniques.
  • find productive careers in water-related fields

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Geochemistry (3 units)
  • Groundwater Hydrology (3 units)
  • Small Watershed Hydrology (4 units)
  • Hydrology/Hydrogeology Seminar 
  • Limnology (3 units)
  • Open Channel Flow (3 units)
  • Principles of Water Quality Modeling (3 units)
  • Environmental Microbiology (3 units)
  • Environmental Chemistry Concepts and Design (3 units)
  • Environmental Chemical Kinetics (3 units)
  • Isotope Hydrology (3 units)
  • Advanced Surface Water Hydrology (3 units)
  • Interdisciplinary Modeling (3 units)
  • Biogeochemical Cycles

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


31 alternative credits
  • The Masters of Science Plan A degree requires a minimum of 31 credits beyond the Bachelors degree.
  • The Master of Science Plan B degree requires a minimum of 32 credits beyond the Bachelors degree.


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
153 (verbal)
153 (quantitative)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

Students entering the program should have a Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent in engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, geology, hydrology, hydrogeology, natural resources, ecology, or a related field. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21006 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    21006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21006 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    5352 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5352 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Reno

860 - 1230 USD /month
Living costs

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


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