Founded in 2001, the Institute of Hydrological Sciences (IHS) provides opportunities in research and education in three major areas: global hydrological cycles, hydrosphere environmental sciences, and information-technology based hydro-hazard mitigation. Through analysis, observation, and multi-scale modeling, the IHS seeks to investigate various processes and phenomena crucial to the environmental sustainability pertaining to the hydrological cycle, including climate change, land-ocean-atmosphere interactions, precipitation processes, surface/subsurface hydrology, coastal ocean processes and aquatic biogeochemistry. IHS welcomes domestic as well as international collaboration, which is much needed for attacking research topics of regional to global scale. Currently, IHS has seven full-time faculty members with diverse but solid backgrounds and offers M.S. and Ph.D. programs.

Fundamental Courses:

Aquatic Chemistry, Fluid Dynamics, Applied Mathematics Methods, Land Hydrological Processes, Atmospheric and Oceanic Processes.

Advance Courses

Air-sea Interaction, Special topics on ocean turbulence, Special Topic on Coastal Environments Scientific Computing, Advanced Fluid Mechanics, Ocean Wave Dynamics.

Requirements for Graduation

Required credits: 24 (including 9 credits for required courses & 3 credits for Seminar / Special Topics)

Duration of Study: 1-4 years

Other requirements: Pass an oral defense of a thesis. Journal Review. Elective Courses.

Research Facilities & Lab

  • Tsunami Science Research Group
  • Surface Hydrology Research Group
  • Environmental Fluid Dynamics Observing Research Group
  • Biogeochemical Research Group
  • Marine Physical Observation Research Group
  • Multiphase Flow in Porous Media Research Group

Admission Documents

  • Autobiography,
  • Research Proposal,
  • Two Letters of Recommendation,
  • TOEFL or Other Evidence of English Proficiency.
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