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Water Resources Management Curriculum

Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the water resources management graduate program, students are encouraged to select courses from different colleges and departments as they develop their degree program with the consent of the advisor and their graduate committee.

Thesis Option

Course Work

  • One required course: WRM 706–Research Methods in Water Resources Management (three credits)
  • Six credits in hydrologic sciences courses required (GEOL or CEE courses)
  • Three additional credits in science, math or engineering courses required (see listing of BIOL, CEE, CHEM, GEOL, MATH, ME, PHYS, or STAT courses)
  • Nine credits in management, public administration, economics, law, or political science courses required (see listing of ECON, ENV, HIST, LAW, MGT, IS, PSC, or PUA courses)
  • Six credits of electives (see listing BIOL, CEE, CHEM, ECON, ENV, GEOL, HIST, LAW, MATH, ME, MGT, IS, PHYS, PSC, PUA, or STAT courses)

Note: A minimum of 15 credit hours must be in 700–level courses. A 3.0 gpa is required in all course work used in the degree program.

Thesis:

WRM 798 (six credits)

Final Examination

There will be a final oral thesis defense examination.

Total semester credit hours – 33 credits

Non–Thesis Option

Course Work

  • One required course: WRM 706–Research Methods in Water Resources Management (three credits)
  • Six credits in hydrologic sciences courses required (GEOL or CEE courses)
  • Six additional credits in science, math or engineering courses required (see listing of BIOL, CEE, CHEM, GEOL, MATH, ME, PHYS, or STAT courses)
  • Twelve credits in management, public administration, economics, law, or political science courses required (see listing of ECON, ENV, HIST, LAW, MGT, IS, PSC, or PUA courses)
  • Six credits of electives (see listing BIOL, CEE, CHEM, ECON, ENV, GEOL, HIST, LAW, MATH, ME, MGT, IS, PHYS, PSC, PUA, or STAT courses)

Note: A minimum of 15 credit hours must be in 700–level courses. A 3.00 gpa is required in all course work used in the degree program.

Professional Paper:

WRM 796 (three credits)

Total semester credit hours – 36 credits