Water Science and Management (Water Qualiy and Treatment) - 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.

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
Electives (in consultation with the student’s committee)3
Surface Water Hydrology3
Water Resources Development3
Ground Water Hydrology3
Topics in Hydrodynamics II3
Aquatic Ecology4
Environmental Biology of Fishes4
Watershed Methods and Management3
Irrigation and Drainage3
Soil Morphology and Classification4
Environmental Soil Physics3
Environmental Soil Physics Laboratory1
Advanced Soil Physics3
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.