Hydrologic Science and Engineering

Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

Hydrologic Science and Engineering

Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

You’re a creative problem solver who has a passion for tackling Earth’s greatest water challenges. You want to advance your career and create positive change in the world. And Mines’ Hydrologic Science and Engineering graduate program will prepare you for that next step. The interdisciplinary program gives students a solid background in quantitative hydrology and explores specialties within related fields through water-focused coursework. Meaningful research connections and industry and government collaborations allow graduates to identify the most pressing current and unknown water challenges, both on local and global scales, and find innovative solutions that will change the world for the better.

research

$65.69M in research
awards (FY2018)

money

~$72,000 average
starting salary (master’s)
2019-20

upward growth

#4 Best Value College in U.S. (#1 in Colorado), Payscale.com, 2021

Requirements and Costs

Master’s Non-Thesis

  • Bachelor’s degree: Required 
  • GRE: Not Required
  • Letters of Recommendation: Required – two letters. Only one letter of recommendation is required for current Mines students or Mines alumni.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV): Required
  • Statement of Purpose: Required
  • Transcript(s): Required. Must be submitted for all schools attended (unofficial transcripts accepted for admissions review and must show successful completion of any required prerequisite course(s).

Master’s Thesis 

  • 2023 admissions application requirements coming soon

Doctorate

  • 2023 admissions application requirements coming soon

 

For additional information about these admissions requirements, please refer to the Admissions Requirements page

 Colorado ResidentOut-of-State Student
Tuition**$17,676$39,618
Fees*$2,520$2,520
Room & Board$17,496$17,496
Books & Supplies$1,500$1,500
Misc. Expenses$1,800$1,800
Transportation$1,300$1,300
Total$42,473$64,415
**Cost per credit hour$982$2,201

*Allowance for fees based on mandatory fees charged to all students. Does not include fees for orientation, library, yearbook, refrigerator rental, voice messaging, etc.

At less than 4.5 credit hours, you may be ineligible for financial aid.

 

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Career Outcomes

  • Contaminant characterization and remediation
  • Groundwater or watershed modeling
  • Water resource assessment
  • Ecological restoration
  • Environmental restoration
  • Colorado Division of Water Resources
  • Essential Management Solutions
  • National Park Service
  • Neptune and Company
  • Sciex
  • Tetra Tech
  • Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
  • U.S. Geological Survey

Degree Options

Master’s Non-Thesis

  • Hydrology

Master’s Thesis

  • Hydrology 

PhD

  • Hydrology