M.Sc. On Campus

Civil and Environmental Engineering (Hydrology and Fluid Dynamics track)

24 months
60220 USD/year
60220 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Hydrology and Fluid Dynamics track) program offered by Duke University is highly interdisciplinary and offers students tremendous flexibility in crafting a graduate program that suits individual interests. 


The Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Hydrology and Fluid Dynamics track) program at Duke University focuses on some of the most modern open problems in environmental fluid dynamics, hydrology and water resources. Ongoing research topics include: hydrometeorology (rainfall dynamics, land-atmosphere interaction, remote sensing), eco-hydrology (impact of hydroclimatic variability on ecosystems and feedbacks on the hydrologic cycle and local climate), contaminant transport hydrology (surface-subsurface interactions), water cycle dynamics and human health, and stochastic hydrology.

In addition to courses offered within the Pratt School of Engineering, students may take courses from Duke's professional schools and institutes including the Nicholas School for the Environment and Earth Sciences, the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, and the Sanford Institute of Public Policy. 

Within the MS/PhD course and research opportunities offered for Duke University's graduate environmental engineering students, there are two tracks of study encompassing water resource engineering, hydrology, environmental fluid dynamics, and chemical and biological aspects of pollution of water, atmosphere, and soil, among others.

Master's Career Outcomes

A master's degree from Duke University open opportunities for success.

Most graduates of our master's programs have gone on to careers at leading engineering, construction, consulting and technology firms, while others have pursued further study at leading academic institutions.

At Duke University, you become part of a close-knit community of faculty who are tackling the tricky, messy problems that don't fit neatly inside traditional disciplines. Our research, teaching, and hallway discussions focus on pushing the boundaries.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Mathematics for Engineers
  • Engineering Data Analysis
  • Scientific Computing
  • Mathematical Modeling 
  • Intermediate Fluid Mechanics
  • Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • Environmental Fluid Mechanics 
  • Physical Hydrology and Hydrometeorology
  • Ecohydrology 
  • Vegetation and Hydrology
  • Biogeochemistry 
  • Pollutant Transport Systems
  • Vadose Zone Hydrology
  • Groundwater Hydrology and Contaminant Transport

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or science from an accredited institution (transcripts required, including an estimated GPA and a grade scale)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Three recommendations
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or equivalent—official results
  • English Language Testing (TOEFL or IELTS)—official results 
  • Interview and/or a video introduction
  • Nonrefundable application fee of US$75— paid by credit card, or by a check made payable to Duke University

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    60220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30110 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    60220 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30110 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Durham

990 - 1670 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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