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Program/Degree
Hydrology and Water Resources (Certificate NDP) 
Program Description

The Graduate Certificate in Hydrology and Water Resources will address a

need to provide specialized education to starting students and practicing

professionals in the changing needs of hydrology and water resources. The

certificate will provide students with a working knowledge of detailed hydrologic

and water resources principles to be prepared for work as a professional in

hydrologic design and planning and operation of water resources systems. In

summary the certificate will provide:

• A curriculum of study for graduate students that explores hydrology and

water resources topics

• An introduction to fundamental features of hydrology and water resources

principles that are relevant to professional practice in the field

by introducing principles of fluid mechanics, hydraulic engineering and water

resources systems relevant to professional practice and to familiarize students with

experimental and research techniques that are applicable to hydrology and water

resources.

 
Department/Academic Unit(s)

Hydrology & Water Resources -

The Department of Hydrology and Water Resources offers programs leading to Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy (MS, PhD) degrees with a major in Hydrology.  The Hydrology programs are designed for students interested in the physical, chemical, and biological aspects of the hydrologic cycle, as well as water resources systems, environmental studies, and the social sciences related to water resources.

 
College
College of Science  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Contacts
Admissions Contact
Martha P L Whitaker
520-621-9715
Graduate Program Coordinator
Martha P L Whitaker
520-621-9715
Director of Graduate Studies
Thomas Meixner
520-626-1532
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Janae E Gregston
520-621-0119
 
Tuition and Fees
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Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

DOMESTIC APPLICANTS:  Rolling

INTERNATIONAL:  Applications for Fall Semester admission must be completed by January 15.

International applications for Spring Semester admission must be completed by August 1 (for any student requiring a visa).

Required: Applicants should upload required documents to the Graduate College application, including a Resume or Curriculum Vitae; Two Letters of Recommendation (instructions provided); copy of Transcripts for all colleges and universities attended; Diploma Certificates (international applicants). All of these documents may be uploaded and attached to the Graduate College online application. Read more about application instructions and FAQs at http://www.hwr.arizona.edu/?q=node/108.

At the Graduate College website, click on Apply-Now to begin your application.

Undergraduate course prerequisites in science and mathematics include:

Physical Geology: 1 semester
College Chemistry: 2-semester sequence, Inorganic/Analytical
College Physics: 2-semester sequence, 1 course in Mechanics; 1 course in Electricity/Magnetism or Optics/Thermodynamics
Fluid mechanics: 1 semester
Mathematics: Calculus 1, Calculus 2, Vector Calculus, Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations
Engineering Statistics or Probability Theory: 1 semester

 
Standardized Tests

Required test(s):
Required GRE Subject tests: None
Recommended tests:
Recommended GRE Subject tests:
Minimum GRE Verbal:
Minimum GRE Quantitative:
Minumum GRE Written:
Minimum GMAT:
Minimum MAT:
Minimum TOEFL: 550 or IBT: 80
Minimum IELTS: 7

 
Financial Aid

This is a non-degree program.

 
Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:

  • Rolling

International Applicants:

  • Fall: January 15
  • Spring: August 1
 
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program: 1699

Degree Specifics

Degree Requirements

Minimum credits:  12

Core coursework:  Required:  A minimum of 6 units from

HWRS 517A Fundamentals of Water Quality (3)

HWRS 518 Fundamentals of Subsurface Hydrology (3)

HWRS 519 Fundamentals of Surface Water Hydrology (3)

HWRS 528 Fundamentals: Systems Approach to Hydrologic Model. (3)

To comply with the 12 unit requirement the student may take other courses in the graduate program in the HWR Department. These courses need to be approved by the Graduate Committee Department.

Students will be allowed, upon approval by the HWR DGS to substitute one elective course, or no more than 25% of the total required

12 units.

All courses will be offered on-campus and in-person.

Online Courses: None at this time

Language requirements: None
 

 
Minor Requirements

None

 
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Last revised 23 May 2017