North Carolina State University

Raleigh, North Carolina

North Carolina State University offers both MS and PhD programs in several different water resources research programs. The Department of Civil, Construction, & Environmental Engineering's Water Resources, Coastal and Environmental Engineering program focuses on air pollution engineering, coastal engineering, environmental process engineering, environmental/water systems analysis, water resources engineering, and energy systems analysis. Courses include hydraulics of ground water, engineering hydrology, water resource engineering, coastal hydrodynamics, and hazardous waste management and treatment. See full course list here.

Studies in the Departments of Biological and Agricultural Engineering and Soil Science may emphasize agricultural soil and water management, waste management and watershed processes. Programs in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources focus on hydrology and water quality in natural and managed forested watersheds and wetlands. Fisheries, limnology, aquatic biology, and aquatic and wetlands ecology can be studied in the Departments of Plant Biology and Biology. Programs in the Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences emphasize hydrogeology, geochemistry, and geophysics, meteorology and climatology; and the geological, biological, chemical, and physical aspects of oceanography. Studies involving water resources applications can also be accomplished in the Departments of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Crop Science, and Landscape Architecture. An Interdisciplinary Graduate Minor in Water Resources is also available.

Contacts for further information visit the Water Resources Research Institute of UNC