Water Science and Management (Agricultural Water Resources) - Master of Science

This degree is designed primarily for students who wish to complement their primary discipline by obtaining scientific, technical, and managerial expertise in water. The Master’s degree can be earned with 27 credits of formal course work, plus 6 additional thesis research credits, as detailed below. The degree also have five available concentrations.

Concentration: Agricultural Water Resources

Prefix Title Credits
Core Courses
AEEC 575Economics of Water Resource Management and Policy3
RGSC 518Watershed Methods and Management3
or SOIL 456 Irrigation and Drainage
Select one from the following: 13-4
Statistical Inference I4
Statistical Hydrology3
Advanced Spatial Analysis3
Select one from the following Seminar Courses: 23
Arid Land Water Resources3
Water and Sustainable Economic Development3
Research Design and History of Geographic Thought3
Concentration courses
Choose 12 credits from the following:12
Groundwater, Wells & Pumps3
Irrigation and Drainage Engineering3
Instrumentation in Agronomy3
Hydraulic Structures3
Surface Water Hydrology3
Design of Earth Dams3
Advanced Soil Mechanics3
Open Channel Hydraulics3
Water Resources Development3
Ground Water Hydrology3
Statistical Hydrology3
Topics in Hydrodynamics II3
Transportation Geography3
Landscape Ecology4
Intermediate Fluid Mechanics3
Computational and Theoretical Fluid Mechanics3
Irrigation and Drainage3
Environmental Soil Physics3
Environmental Soil Physics Laboratory1
Environmental Soil Chemistry3
Advanced Soil Physics3
Electives (in consultation with the student’s committee)3
WSAM 599Masters Thesis6
Total Credits33-34

With the consent of the instructor and the approval of the student's advisor, C E 582 Statistical Hydrology or GEOG 585 Advanced Spatial Analysis may be used as a substitute.


Seminar may be substituted by WSAM 605 Arid Land Water Resources, or WSAM 610 Water and Sustainable Economic Development, or GEOG 501 Research Design and History of Geographic Thought.