Water Resources Science and Technology

Texas A&M San Antonio

48 months
11328 USD/year
11328 USD/year
1200 USD/year
Tuition fee
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In response to the high demand of workforce in the water industry and the rapid economic and population growth in Texas, a degree-conferring program in Water Resources Science and Technology from Texas A&M San Antonio was approved by the Texas A&M University System.


The Water Resources Science and Technology programme from Texas A&M San Antonio specifically addresses the need to develop workforce-ready, college-level graduates who are trained and certified/licensed to enter basic water industry positions. 

The Program aims to become a major contributor to the continuing development of the blue economy in the state of Texas, and as a leading program in the cross-cutting characteristics (technology, management, and policy) of the water industry.  

The degrees we offer include a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science program. You can click into the pages to find more information about the program details. 


The WATER Program at A&M-SA is designed with a vision to help our students with gaining a holistic understanding of our water resource system, and to acquire the necessary skills to be successful in their future water-related careers:

  • To provide foundational and specialty courses that ensure students’ competence at their prospective jobs.
  • To instill the concept of a water-centered nexus that expands students’ vision imperative for career advancement.
  • To expose students to a hands-on learning environment (lab work & internships) that help prepare students with skill sets needed for the water industry.
  • To improve our students’ ability to process and analyze information through problem-based learning.

Careers in Water Resources

Water science is at the center of the job market demand in Texas. Possible career paths include:

  • Water supply utilities
  • Water/wastewater treatment plants
  • Regulatory agencies
  • Groundwater Conservation Districts
  • Watershed/River Basin Authorities
  • Environmental engineering consultant/specialist/technician
  • Water operations in public and private entities

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Water Resources Science and Technology Graduate Seminar
  • Nexus of Water, Energy, and Food
  • Water Laws, Rules and Policy
  • Pollutants in Environmental Systems
  • Advanced Municipal and Industrial Wastewater Treatment and Recycling Systems
  • Statistical Methods in Research
  • Wastewater Treatment for Direct and Indirect Uses
  • Natural and Constructed Green Systems for Wastewater Management
  • Water Resources Science and Technology Internship  

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  •  Submit all official transcripts (undergraduate and graduate course work) from every prior college/university attended.
  • Applicants must be awarded a baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited institution before admission into a graduate program can occur. Degrees received must be posted on the transcript of the awarding institution.
  • Students admitted must also submit official Graduate Test Scores (GMAT, GRE, MAT) by mid-semester of their first application term of graduate courses to register for subsequent semesters.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11328 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5664 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    11328 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5664 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    1200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 600 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.


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