The Master of Science in Hydrogeology program is designed to equip students with the tools needed for a successful career in hydrogeology, whether in the private sector, government, or academia. Our graduate program is focused, offering only a master's degree and only in the field of hydrogeology. We offer a core curriculum of required courses that allow our graduates to claim the title of hydrogeologist.
We have a broad view of what hydrogeology means, particularly with respect to research. Students have the opportunity to explore interests within almost any aspect of the hydrologic cycle. Recent research projects include surface water-groundwater interaction, nutrient cycling, impacts of humans and global change in hydrologic and water resource systems, flow in karst systems, and sediment transport.
A student applying to a master's program must:
International students can learn more about specific application requirements by visiting the Office of Admissions.
A student applying to the Master of Science in Hydrogeology program must:
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The department strives to provide financial assistance to all graduate students admitted to the program. During the school year, this support is usually either through teaching or research assistantships. During the summer, support can be through a research assistantship or an internship.
Graduate assistants receive:
A graduate assistantship usually involves teaching two or three laboratory sections of Principles of Geology, a general education introductory geology course. Other forms of graduate assistantships may also be available. Assistantships that focus on research are subject to funding supplied by an external grant source and are arranged through individual faculty members.
See Student Accounts for information on tuition and fees. Funding for graduate students is available from several different sources. Students who have been admitted from continuous states including Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin will receive in-state tuition.
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