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Postgraduate Certificate On Campus


Portland State University

12 months
696 USD/credit 16704 USD/year
696 USD/credit 16704 USD/year
466 USD/credit 11184 USD/year
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The graduate certificate in Hydrology at Portland State University provides you with advanced training in hydrology, preparing you to pursue a graduate degree or certification as a professional hydrologist with the American Institute of Hydrology. 

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Trained hydrologists are needed to solve problems concerning drinking water supplies, stream habitat and water supply requirements for important aquatic organisms, the variability of climate and its effect on water supplies and hazards, and the threat posed to all these resources by industrial, agricultural and domestic contamination and overuse. This Hydrology program at Portland State University provides the specialized knowledge and skills necessary to succeed as a trained hydrologic professional.

Our program helps you build a foundation in surface hydrology, hydrogeology and water quality, and gain the skills needed to solve quantitative and qualitative hydrologic problems.

What can you do 

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

Our 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 Biogeochemistry
  • Hydrologic and Hydraulic Modeling
  • Glaciology 
  • Subsurface Hydrology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


24 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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General requirements

  • Admission eligibility is based on receipt of a baccalaureate degree equivalent to a United States four-year bachelor's degree from a college or university recognized as an institution of higher education by the Ministry of Education in the relevant country or be regionally accredited within the U.S. prior to matriculating into a graduate program.
  • To be considered for regular admission, applicants must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or the equivalent (on the U.S. 4.0 scale). 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. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 696 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    16704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 696 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11184 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 466 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.


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