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 masters 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". The Department operates its own well field close to campus which serves as a focus of both teaching and research activities.
We have a broad view of what hydrogeology means, particularly with respect to research. Students also have the opportunity to explore interests within almost any aspect of the hydrologic cycle through elective courses and thesis research. We also offer exposure to other aspects of geology, geography, and hydrogeology through the department's weekly seminar. Recent speakers have included the National Groundwater Association Darcy Lecturers Richelle Allen-King, Allen Shapiro, and Kip Solomon.
The faculty and staff in the program enjoy teaching and mentoring students, and are dedicated to providing a quality education. We manage the size of the program so that students have access to the faculty and facilities when they need it. We have a formal guidance programs that assist students in selecting course work, developing a research project, and preparing to be a teaching assistant. These programs ensure that students progress through the graduate program in a timely manner, and that they are prepared for the next step after graduation.