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What will I learn?

PSU FARIBORZ MASEEH COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

Water is one of our most important natural resources, and hydrology has evolved as a science and profession in response to the need to understand complex water systems and help solve water problems.

PSU's graduate certificate in hydrology provides you with advanced training in hydrology, preparing you to pursue a graduate degree or certification as a professional hydrologist with the American Institute of Hydrology.

Trained hydrologists are needed to solve problems concerning drinking water supplies, stream habitat and water supply requirements for important aquatic organisms, the variability of climate and its effect on water supplies and hazards, and the threat posed to all these resources by industrial, agricultural, and domestic contamination and overuse. This program provides the specialized knowledge and skills necessary to succeed as a trained hydrologic professional.

HYDROLOGY GRADUATE CERTIFICATE: WHY PSU?

You can complete our certificate in just six courses and be ready to apply your new knowledge on the job right away or transfer credit toward a master's degree.

Our program helps you build a foundation in surface hydrology, hydrogeology, and water quality, and gain the skills needed to solve quantitative and qualitative hydrologic problems.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN HYDROLOGY?

PSU's hydrology certificate meets the primary hydrological education requirements to be certified by the American Institute of Hydrology.

Our graduates go on to work in federal, state, and local government agencies, commercial and industrial corporations in the private sector, and consulting firms that deal with hydrogeologic regulations, wetland mitigations, environmental regulations, flood prediction, pollution abatement, and bioremediation, environmental site audits, and regulatory compliance.

Which department am I in?

Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science

Study options

Full Time (24 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$18,792.00 per year

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

Start date

3 January 2022, 28 March 2022

Venue

Portland State University

1825 SW Broadway,

PORTLAND,

Oregon,

97201, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be admitted to PSU for a graduate certificate program, applicants must satisfy University requirements and be accepted by the academic department in which the graduate study will occur. Admission eligibility is based on receipt of a baccalaureate degree equivalent to a United States four-year bachelor's degree from a college or university recognized as an institution of higher education by the Ministry of Education in the relevant country or be regionally accredited within the U.S. Regular Admission: To be considered for regular admission, applicants must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or the equivalent (on the U.S. 4.0 scale). Applicants who have earned 9 or more letter-graded graduate credits must have a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 or the equivalent; this graduate GPA supersedes the undergraduate GPA.

For international students

Admission eligibility is based on receipt of a baccalaureate degree equivalent to a United States four-year bachelor's degree from a college or university recognized as an institution of higher education by the Ministry of Education in the relevant country or be regionally accredited within the U.S.

English Language Requirements

IELTS: 6.5 overall score with minimum subscores of 6.5 in reading and writing

TOEFL score of Paper-based: 550 overall; 22 in writing with 20 in reading and listening

TOEFL score of Internet-based: Minimum overall score of 80 with minimum subscores of 18 in reading and writing

PTE - Academic: 60 overall

An application deadline of April 1st, allows for the following fall term start. An application deadline of October 1st, allows for the following winter term start. An application deadline of January 1st, allows for the following spring term start.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Portland State University

PSU has been empowering students for 75 years and is known for its sustainability and commitment to social justice.

  • Based in the center of Portland, Oregon
  • One of the nation’s most innovative universities
  • More than 200 degree and certificate programs on offer
  • 20:1 student-to-faculty ratio