Students enrolled in this program will be broadly trained to undertake careers in managing water resources and in guiding or making water resource policy decisions. Graduates will be trained in public administration, policy theory, and will have practical experience in the professional arena, either through internships conducted as part of the degree program or (in some cases) through previous work experience.

Graduates of the WRPM program will be able to conduct thorough policy analyses of water resource-related issues that can help inform policy decisions in the public and private sector. Students should have a B.S. or B.A. degree from an accredited institution emphasizing natural resources, management, or policy, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale), and satisfactory GRE scores (determined by the Water Resources curriculum committee).

In addition to the Water Resources program core courses (6 credits), students in the WRPM program will be required to take 9 credits of methods and numerical skills courses, 6 credits of basic water science courses, 23 credits of policy and management courses, and 9 credits of project or thesis preparation. The program is designed to accommodate student's individual areas of interest and each will work with an advisor to tailor an appropriate program.

Admissions Requirements

Admit Term
  • Any Term
Required Tests
  • GRE

English Language Requirements ?

English language requirements for international applicants to this program are the same as the standard Graduate School requirements.


Additional Requirements

Application requirements, including required documents, letters, and forms, vary by program and may not be completely represented here. The processing of your application will not be completed until these requirements have been met. Please, before applying to this program, always contact the program office to confirm application requirements.

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Application Process

Please review the graduate school application process and Apply Online.

Dates & Deadlines ?

Admissions Deadline for all applicants
January 05
Funding Deadline for all applicants
January 05

Available Concentrations ?

  • water resources policy and management

MAIS Participation

This program is not offered as a MAIS field of study.


AMP Participation ?

This program does not participate in the Accelerated Master's Platform (AMP)