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M.Sc. On Campus

Hydrometeorology

University of Arizona

12 months
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20126 USD/year
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About

The Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Arizona now offer the nation’s first graduate degree programs (MS, PhD) with a Major in Hydrometeorology. 

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

The terrestrial water cycle includes the atmospheric component (water vapor, clouds, and precipitation) and the land component (surface and subsurface runoff, infiltration, evapotranspiration, snowmelt, river flow). Hydrometeorology plays a major role in weather and climate and strongly affects human activities.

Historically, the science and practice of hydrology has focused on land-related processes and has relied on prescribed atmospheric inputs (from observations or atmospheric model outputs, or through empirical estimates derived from conventional meteorological measurements). 

In other words, the land-generated feedbacks to the atmosphere have usually not been considered. In contrast, while the atmospheric sciences generate hydrologically-relevant forecasts, they tend to avoid dealing with the details of processes influencing feedbacks generated by the land surface.

The Major in Hydrometeorology at University of Arizona  provides the linkage of hydrology and atmospheric science. 

In establishing this linkage, it addresses the following questions:

  • What is the science involved with the interface of water in the atmosphere and water on the ground?
  • What are the ramifications for predictive capabilities when these processes are incorporated into coupled numerical weather and climate models?
  • What are the new applications in water quality (and how are water quality issues linked to precipitation and related run off issues)?
  • How is the full understanding of the hydrologic cycle from "white water" to "blue water" (from precipitation to streams to ocean to water vapor to precipitation) related to the advancements in prediction and related societal benefits that link back to the water quality issue?

The purpose of the UA Hydrometeorology Program is to become the first and premier Hydrometeorology program in the World.

Our mission is to:

  • Educate students by providing them with (1) a well-rounded background in the related fields of atmospheric, hydrologic and systems sciences, (2) the tools and methods for numerical modeling, prediction and data assimilation (surface hydrology, weather and climate), and (3) the sensors, data sources and data manipulation tools, including remote-sensing and geographic information systems (GIS)
  • Partner with various national and international weather and climate forecasting agencies to identify critical hydrometeorological knowledge gaps, to support, encourage, and facilitate research in multidisciplinary hydrometeorological science, and to work towards improved forecasts and forecast support (particularly over arid and semiarid regions, such as the Western US), and
  • Serve the hydrometeorological science and operational communities by coordinating meetings and workshops seeking to build consensus related to hydrometeorological science and to assist in the transfer of advances in understanding into the decision-making arena.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dynamic Meteorology 
  • A Physical Meteorology 
  • Fundamentals in Surface Water Hydrology
  • Hydroclimatology 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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Credits

33 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
157 (quantitative)
4.5 (analytical)

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
60
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Submit all required application materials, including letters of recommendation, electronically with the Graduate College application.
  • Paper applications are no longer accepted.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20126 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10063 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    20126 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10063 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    11938 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5969 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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