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21+ MONTHS

11 COURSES REQUIRED

32 CREDIT HOURS

$985 PER CREDIT HOUR

 

Curriculum developed and taught by faculty from

School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science

Gallogly College of Engineering

 

Stay Ahead of the Curve

The Master of Environmental Science: Hydrology & Water Security was created through an innovative partnership between the School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science in the Gallogly College of Engineering, the School of Meteorology and the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability.

In addition to the core curriculum, this program offers tracks in Water Management, Water Quality, and Water Quantity. Designed for working professionals, this 100% online program can be completed in 21 months.

The online Master of Environmental Science: Hydrology & Water Security is a 32 credit-hour program, designed to be completed in 21 months while working full-time. This unique, interdisciplinary program offers a core curriculum and three tracks – Water Management, Water Quality, and Water Quantity.

The Water Management specialization offers a practical degree for those working with water across multiple industries – and includes courses related to waters impact on business and society. The Water Quality track offers a quantitative degree in the fate and transport of water quality constituents as they move through the hydrologic cycle for those working in environmental quality, waste load allocation, water reuse, and geo-environmental/health impacts. The Water Quantity specialization offers additional technical background interested in predicting water availability and movement at various scales. The program sequence is below:

Core Curriculum:

    Fundamentals of Project Management

    Hydrometeorology 

    Fundamentals of GIS

    Water Security

    Water Law

    Hydroclimatology

Track Course Highlights:

    Fundamental Hydrology

    Water Economics

    Water Reuse

    Social Science Aspects of Hazards

Prerequisites:

  • B.S. or B.A. degree; relevant to hydrology preferred
  • Coursework (C or higher) in the following areas:
    • College Algebra
    • Biological or Physical Science course

Track Course Highlights:

    Hydrology

    Hazardous and Solid Waste Management

    Health Impact and Water Reuse

    Water Quality Modeling

Prerequisites:

  • B.S. in a STEM major
  • Coursework (C or higher) in the following areas:
    • Calculus I
    • Calculus II
    • Chemistry I
    • Chemistry II
    • Physics (calculus-based)
    • Biological or Physical Science course

Track Course Highlights:

    Hydrology

    Water Resources Management

    Groundwater and Seepage

    Quantitative Hydrometeorology

Prerequisites:

  • B.S. in a STEM major
  • Coursework (C or higher) in the following areas:
    • Calculus I
    • Calculus II
    • Chemistry
    • Physics (calculus-based)
    • Biological or Physical Science course

Format:

    100% Online

Admission Deadline:

    Rolling Admissions

Next Start Date:

    August 2020

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Faculty Expertise

Faculty are comprised of experts spanning two colleges and three departments. Multidisciplinary hydrologic experience provides a unique perspective for industry professionals that cannot be found in other graduate programs.

 

 

Academic Excellence

The online graduate experience is dynamic and engaging, and includes both synchronous and asynchronous activities.  The course has been designed for working professionals and allows for flexibility while maintaining a high-quality learning environment.

 

Strong Career Growth

Water is globally recognized as one of the most valued natural resources, so water-based industries are seeking professionals with the knowledge and expertise to lead new innovations in emerging water-based industries.

 

An Investment in Your Future

The online Master of Environmental Science: Hydrology & Water Security is an investment in knowledge designed for immediate application among those seeking career advancement. The cost of the program is $31,520 which includes all tuition and fees.

The University of Oklahoma’s Financial Aid office assists students by providing information about financial aid opportunities.

Program Details

Admission to the online Master of Environmental Science: Hydrology & Water Security is selective. Those interested in the program should have a competitive undergraduate GPA and a strong Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) score. However, GRE waivers may be available for those with advanced work in the United States.

To apply for the online program, students are asked to submit:

  • Online application and application fee of $50
  • Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) Score

International students must also take the TOEFL exam and submit a valid score report. Additional admissions factors may include the following: work or service experience, demonstrated leadership potential, exceptional talents or skills, trends or improvement in academic performance and undergraduate school performance.

The admissions committee operates under a rolling admission process, and admissions may continue until two weeks before the start of classes. The committee strives to respond to all applicants within two weeks from the time a completed application is submitted.

For more information on the admissions process, please complete the contact form above and an admissions counselor will be in touch shortly.

 

 

Program Contacts:

Enrollment Counselor:

Sam Muse
(405) 345-6160
smuse@ou.edu

Coordinator:

Randy Kolar
CEES Director and Professor