12 months
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683 USD/credit 16392 USD/year
683 USD/credit 16392 USD/year
456 USD/credit 10944 USD/year
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About

The Graduate Certificate of Hydrology from Portland State University is designed to give students advanced training in hydrology, and leads to professional certification with the American Institute of Hydrology (AIH).

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Overview

Employment possibilities include federal, state and local governmental agencies; commercial and industrial corporations in the private sector; and private consulting firms knowledgeable in hydrogeologic regulations, wetland mitigations, environmental regulations, flood prediction, pollution abatement and bioremediation, environmental site audits, and regulatory compliance.

This Hydrology program from Portland State University enhances professional development and can put students in a better position either to pursue a graduate degree and/or to pursue certification as a professional hydrologist with the AIH. A student earning a Graduate Certificate in Hydrology achieves a significant proportion of educational requirements and satisfies all primary hydrology coursework for qualification as a member of the AIH.

Career

PSU's hydrology certificate meets the primary hydrological education requirements to be certified by the American Institute of Hydrology.

The graduates go on to work in federal, state, and local government agencies, commercial and industrial corporations in the private sector, and consulting firms that deal with hydrogeologic regulations, wetland mitigations, environmental regulations, flood prediction, pollution abatement, and bioremediation, environmental site audits, and regulatory compliance.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Watershed Hydrology
  • Watershed Biochemistry
  • Ecology of Streams and Rivers 
  • Phytoplankton Ecology
  • Climate Change Impacts, Adaptations, and Responses
  • Hydrologic and Hydraulic Modeling
  • Subsurface Hydrology
  • Soil and Groundwater Restoration

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

24 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.75

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be considered for regular admission, applicants must have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or the equivalent (on the U.S. 4.0 scale) from the degree granting institution(s). Applicants who have earned 9 or more letter-graded graduate credits must have a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 or the equivalent; this graduate GPA supersedes the undergraduate GPA. 
  • Copies of official degree certificate/diploma
  • Certified translation of transcripts
  • Financial documentation demonstrating adequate financial support for at least the first year of study

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16392 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 683 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    16392 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 683 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10944 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 456 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Portland

1271 - 2262 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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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