Water sustainability has emerged as perhaps the most critical natural resource issue in the western United States as well as in other semi-arid regions around the world. More recently, even wet regions have come to face similar problems of water scarcity and conflict, due to growing demands and competition for water.
To meet the demands imposed by water scarcity, the University of Arizona offers a Master of Science in Water, Society and Policy (WSP).
The Water, Society and Policy degree from University of Arizona combines graduate coursework in social sciences, policy and hydrology with professional skill-development activities. Students are exposed to human and environmental processes as they affect water and watersheds. They gain familiarity with quantitative and qualitative techniques for observation, monitoring, and modeling of processes relevant to the management of water from regional to global scales. They develop skills to communicate with decision makers; conduct and understand scientific research; write cogent research reports, proposals, and policy evaluations; and make effective public presentations.
Graduates of the program are able to understand the basic principles of hydrology, management, law, and policy and are able to contribute to making informed decisions regarding water resources.
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- Economic Evaluation of Water and Environmental Policy
- Water Policy in Arizona and Semi-arid Regions
- Comparative and International Water Policy
- Water Management and Policy
- Adaptation & Resilience in Water Resources Systems
- International Environmental Policy and Governance
- Environmental Law
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- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , International
Applications are accepted on a year-round basis (rolling admissions), but should be at least 2 months in advance of your intended start date.
DisciplinesHydrology & Water Management Public Policy Environmental Sciences View 645 other Masters in Public Policy in United States
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- 3 letters of recommendation
- Letter of intent
- Current resume
- Official transcripts
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International33600 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 12 months.
National33600 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 33600 USD per year during 12 months.
In-State13400 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13400 USD per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Tucson
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.