Thomas Harter, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Group
Graduate Study. The Hydrologic Sciences Graduate Group offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Hydrologic Sciences integrates numerous and diverse fields of sciences to deepen the understanding of the physical and biogeochemical dynamics of water and water resources below, on, and above the land surface. It considers the interactions between water, the natural environment, agriculture, urban areas, ecosystems, climate, and societal systems. And it investigates water management, regulations, water law, and societal conflicts around water. Students have the ability to take advantage of the breadth of
Specialization. To accommodate the diversity of preparation and interests among students, the program offers five specializations from which the student selects one for their M.S.: physical hydrology, water policy and management, hydrochemistry, hydrobiology, and earth surface processes. Two options – a thesis option (Plan I) and a comprehensive exam option (Plan II) – are available for obtaining the Master of Science.
Preparation. Applicants to the program are expected to have completed or to be completing an undergraduate degree in environmental, physical, chemical, or biological sciences, mathematics, engineering, or related degrees.
Graduate Advisors. Graham Fogg, Ph.D., Carlos Puente, Ph.D., Samuel Sandoval-Solis, Ph.D.
Graduate Admissions Advisor. Mark E. Grismer, Ph.D.