What will I learn?

Students will have a working knowledge of detailed hydraulic and hydrologic design and planning and operation of water resources systems and be prepared to apply these concepts in practice.

  • To provide a curriculum of study for Graduate students that explores hydraulics and water resources engineering topics
  • To introduce basic features of hydraulic and water resources engineering principles that is relevant to professional practice in the field
  • To provide the opportunity for research in particular areas of interest related to hydraulics and water resources engineering

Educational Aims

  • To introduce the principles of fluid mechanics, hydraulic engineering and water resources systems to professional practice
  • To familiarize students with experimental and research techniques that are applicable to hydraulics and water resources engineering

Degree Requirements

Minimum of 3.0 GPA for M.S. Program
Minimum of 3.5 GPA during M.S. study for Ph.D. Program

Minimum Credit Hours - 12

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (Minimum Credit Hours - 12)

Tuition fees
US$22,400.00 per year
The given fee is for 2019/20 and is subject to change

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 June 2020

Start date

24 August 2020, 13 January 2021


University of Arizona

1200 E University Blvd.,



85721, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International applicants who have already completed an undergraduate degree.

For international students

Students must have completed a four year bachelor from Regionally accredited institution.

Acceptable English Proficiency credentials:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - minimum score of 79 iBT (or 60 on the revised PBT with no section score lower than 15). Individual MyBest scores must also be dated within 2 years of the enrollment term to be considered valid.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - minimum composite score of 7, with no subject area below a 6
  • Pearson PTE Academic - minimum score of 60
  • Graduate English Language Endorsement from the Center for English as a Second Language (CESL)
  • CEPT Full Academic test - offered by our Center for English as a Second Language (CESL), minimum Total score of 110

Admissions Deadline

Spring: June 1

No Summer Admissions

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About this uni

The University of Arizona is ranked as a top 100 global university and is Arizona’s #1 and first university.

  • Among America’s best colleges (U.S. News & World Report)
  • Member of the prestigious AAU
  • Over 300 programs of study
  • Ranked among the top 50 public universities in the U.S.