Water Resources, Master | Indiana University Bloomington | Bloomington, United States
24 months
32156 USD/year
30704 USD/year
10630 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Our Water Resources concentration at Indiana University Bloomington emphasizes the science behind water quality and quantity to help you hone your problem-solving skills. You’ll take courses that focus on the biological, chemical, and physical aspects of water in the environment and include the study of wetlands, stream ecology, groundwater flow, bioremediation, and the management of wildlife.


With a Water Resources degree from SPEA, you’ll become an environmental professional—mastering the science, along with the analytical and policy skills needed to apply scientific knowledge and lead the way toward solving environmental issues facing our global society.

Always complicated, the issue of water is becoming even more complex and controversial as world population increases and climate changes. The water resources concentration gives you the problem-solving skills needed in this increasingly important field. You’ll learn about biological and physical aspects of water in the environment through courses including wetland ecology and management, stream ecology, groundwater-flow and water-quality modeling, and fisheries management. 

Our Mission

The O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs from the Indiana University Bloomington works to build a better world by helping people solve complex problems at the crossroads of policy, management, and science. We promote sound decisions, well-managed organizations, just and healthy societies, and a sustainable environment through education, scholarship, and civic engagement. We give our students the knowledge and skills to have a significant impact in diverse settings around the globe.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Wetlands: Biology and Regulation 
  • Limnology 
  • Fisheries and Wildlife Management
  • Fisheries and Wildlife Management Laboratory 
  • Environmental Toxicology 
  • Habitat Analysis–Aquatic
  • Restoration Ecology
  • Environmental Chemistry Laboratory
  • Aquatic Chemistry 
  • Subsurface Microbiology and Bioremediation 
  • Lake and Watershed Management 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official GRE or GMAT Scores (Optional)
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS Scores
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32156 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32156 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    30704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30704 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    10630 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10630 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Bloomington

1071 - 1733 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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