The online Master of Environmental Science in Hydrology and Water Security is a 30-credit-hour program 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. This unique, interdisciplinary program offers a core curriculum and three tracks – Water Management, Water Quality, and Water Quantity.
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Faculty are comprised of experts spanning two colleges and three departments. Students engage in a multidisciplinary hydrologic experience that provides a unique perspective for industry professionals that cannot be found in other graduate programs.
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.
Learn in a flexible, affordable online program designed for working professionals. Classes are asynchronous with optional synchronous sessions available via Zoom. Engage in discussions with professors and fellow students while you gain skills necessary for modern business environments.
Like every OU Online program, the Master of Environmental Science in Hydrology and Water Security is built on the foundation of world-class University of Oklahoma faculty mixed with professors of practice providing valuable instruction. By linking industry experts with our online programs, we offer the most advanced curriculum and prepare students for future career success.
Earning a Master of Environmental Science in Hydrology and Water Security degree from OU Online gives you the skills to succeed in a growing and evolving field. It also gives you access to career support and an expanded professional network as part of the global OU alumni community. Stand out where the industry is moving while enjoying the potential for higher pay, career advancement, and new opportunities.
Tuition and fees for the program are $29,550 ($985 per credit hour). Books and additional materials are not included.
Once accepted into the program, students must submit a $350 nonrefundable deposit within two weeks. Deposits are applied toward tuition expenses and secure a student’s place in the upcoming class. There is no application fee for this degree.
The online Master of Environmental Science: Hydrology & Water Security is a 30-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 — each with its own unique requirements.
The Water Management specialization offers a practical degree for those working with water across multiple industries – and includes courses related to water's impact on business and society.
Water Management Track Courses:
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.
Water Quality Track Courses:
The Water Quantity specialization offers additional technical background interested in predicting water availability and movement at various scales.
Water Quantity Track Courses:
Admission to the online Master of Environmental Science in Hydrology and Water Security is selective. Those interested in the program should have a competitive undergraduate GPA and a robust Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) score. However, GRE waivers may be available for those with advanced work in the United States.
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.
To apply, students must:
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 of submitting a completed application.
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Every OU Online program is built on the foundation of world-class faculty mixed with professors of practice providing valuable instruction. By linking industry experts with our online programs, we offer the most advanced curriculum and prepare students for future career success.
When you graduate from an OU Online program, you’ll join the network of 250,000 OU alumni and be forever part of the OU family. Become part of the tradition of excellence that OU has established in its 130-year history.