Master of Science - Hydrologic Science
The hydrologic sciences program is administered by the program director and faculty
members with teaching and/or research interests in the areas of hydrology, hydrogeology,
and water resources. The programs are structured to stimulate the graduate student's
professional development by:
- Providing appropriate channels for specialization
- Broadening knowledge and competence through basic and applied concepts relative
to the field(s) of choice.
- Providing a learning and/or working climate conducive to subsequent professional
careers in teaching, research, consulting and/or administration.
This interdisciplinary program is founded upon the dedication of many faculty from
the CABNR, the College of Science, the
Desert Research Institute (DRI), and the College
of Engineering. Program participants can pursue the master of science
degree either with Plan A (thesis) or Plan B (non-thesis). The Ph.D. degree program
is also available for qualified students who intend to pursue a career in teaching
or research. Core courses are established by the voting hydrologic sciences faculty
for both the M.S. and Ph. D. programs.
Residents of Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North
and South Dakota, Oregon, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming, who qualify under the Western
Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) regional graduate programs, may
be awarded an out-of-state tuition waiver. To be eligible, students must send a
letter stating that they seek a university grant-in-0aid for the WICHE-approved
program. The WICHE office from the student's home state also must send a letter
to the hydrology/hydrogeology program office, certifying that the applicant is eligible
for the WICHE regional graduate program.
Applications for the program are processed twice a year. For the fall semester,
applications and letters of reference must be received by January 15. For the spring
semester, applications and letters of reference must be received by August 15.
Who do I contact for more information about Hydrologic Sciences?
Dr. Laurel Saito Director,
Graduate Program of Hydrologic Sciences
Mail Stop 175
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, Nevada 89557
Office: FA 220A
Page last updated: 8/15/2012