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What will I learn?

Dive into the world’s water issues.

Managing today's water resources is a job that demands specially trained scientists and professionals who can work together across many different fields – including water science, social science, policy, law, and engineering – to address emerging and monumentally complex water issues.

In this unique program, you will learn to collaborate effectively with peers in other fields and with key stakeholders and professionals to define research and achieve creative and sustainable solutions to contemporary water problems. You will explore all aspects of water basin issues while building knowledge in one of the following areas of emphasis: engineering and science; science and management; or law, management and policy.

With this degree, you can become a/an:

  • Engineer
  • Hydrologist
  • Analyst
  • Land-use planner
  • Consultant
  • Research Scientist
  • Policymaker
  • Lobbyist
  • Manager of a non-profit conservation program or governmental agency
  • Lawyer dealing with water rights and adjudication, irrigation disputes, water quality or endangered species acts (with JD degree)
  • Professor/Educator

Which department am I in?

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Study options

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$29,412.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, May, August 2023

Venue

University of Idaho Boise

322 E. Front Street,

BOISE,

Idaho,

83702, United States

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$29,412.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, May, August 2023

Venue

University of Idaho

875 Perimeter Drive,

MOSCOW,

Idaho,

83844, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Graduate school applicants must possess the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree, with a minimum overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

For international students

Graduate school applicants must possess the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree, with a minimum overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

The following are acceptable as proof of English competency for graduate students:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): minimum overall score of 79

IELTS (International English Language Testing System): minimum overall score of 6.5

MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery): Minimum overall score of 77

U of I American Language and Culture Program (ALCP) with score of a Level 6/Advanced Pass

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

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