About Water Resources Science
The Water Resources Science program of the University of Minnesota is a science-based, interdisciplinary, inter-collegiate (University of Minnesota -Twin Cities and University of Minnesota -Duluth) graduate program with three educational goals:
- To produce M.S. and Ph.D. scientists with strong technical skills in disciplines relevant to water resources science,
- To develop a holistic understanding of the hydrologic cycle and associated ecosystems, as well as the interconnectedness of the sciences needed to understand and manage aquatic resources,
- To generate an understanding of the interplay between the bio-physical sciences and the social sciences in developing and implementing public policies related to water.
WRS graduate students take courses from four core areas: Limnology, Hydrology, Environmental Chemistry and Water Policy. Then, they have the flexibility to choose from a wide array of electives to broaden their expertise and receive specialized training to complement their research interest. The program has a formalized track in Limnology and Oceanography, which has slightly different degree requirements. Most of the students declaring this track have been associated with the Duluth campus, particularly with the Large Lakes Observatory.
- Interdisciplinary Seminar in Water Resources
- Research and Professional Ethics in Water Resources and Environmental Science
- Hydrologic Modeling of Small Watersheds
- Hydrologic Design
- General Hydrogeology
- Environmental Water Chemistry
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- 30 to 32 credits
DisciplinesChemistry Hydrology & Water Management Environmental Sciences View 553 other Masters in Chemistry in United States
- A Bachelor's degree, preferably in a physical, chemical, biological, or environmental science or engineering program.
- Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 grading scale). However, consideration will be given to competitive applications with a lower GPA when student circumstances warrant.
- International and domestic applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. Students are required to submit scores from one of the following proficiency exams.
- At least two courses each in calculus, chemistry, and physics, and at least one course in the biological sciences.
- Some experience or background in statistics.
- Stronger preparation in certain subjects as required for the student's area of research. For example, students wishing to focus on quantitative hydrology should have a math background that includes differential equations.
International28344 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 28344 USD per year during 12 months.
National28344 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 28344 USD per year during 12 months.
In-State18720 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 18720 USD per year during 12 months.
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