MS in Hydrogeology
This interdisciplinary program provides students an opportunity to investigate a wide range of problems based in geology, with a particular focus on groundwater geology and subsurface remediation. The curriculum is structured to impart a strong background in field experimentation complemented by laboratory studies and computer modeling. Students may pursue a variety of research projects in hydrogeology and related areas such as environmental geochemistry, geophysics, sedimentology, stratigraphy, geostatistics, environmental remediation, and groundwater contaminant flow and transport modeling. Students completing the MS in hydrogeology receive both a practical skill set and fundamental knowledge base that make them highly competitive for careers in industry and government while also preparing them as outstanding candidates for continuing studies in a PhD program.
Candidates should have a baccalaureate degree in the geosciences; however, students having strong undergraduate backgrounds in other fields of science or related engineering disciplines may be admitted but will be required to correct deficiencies in their geological education during their first year. Specifically, GEOL 101/103, 205, 302; and 313 (or equivalents) are required. Students entering the program should also have a strong mathematics background; normally two semesters of calculus are required and a third semester is recommended.
- Required Documents
- Online Application
- Official GRE scores
- Official TOEFL/IELTS scores for International Students
- Unofficial Transcripts - Official Transcripts required upon acceptance. Do not send official transcripts until you have received your letter of acceptance.
- Letters of Recommendation
The school offers a number of graduate assistantships to students each year based on merit. These are offered in the form of stipends and the additional benefit of tuition remission (meaning that students pay only a tiny portion of the usual tuition). Students must be enrolled in a minimum of nine credit hours per semester to qualify for a graduate assistantship and must work a minimum of 10 hours a week as a teaching or research assistant or perform other tasks assigned by the school.