Texas State University offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in water resources through the Departments of Biology and Geography. Specialized graduate programs in the Biology Department include: Aquatic Biology, where projects and courses are available in invertebrate ecology, limnology, fisheries biology, parasitology, pollution biology, aquatic toxicology, plant ecology, stream ecology, hydrology, hydrogeology, groundwater ecology and aquatic mycology. The Aquatic Station is located in the 30,000 square foot Freeman Building, which overlooks 14 experimental ponds, 12 raceways and the San Marcos River. Located in the same building is the Edwards Aquifer Research and Data Center.
In the Department of Geography programs are offered in water resources and policy. The department facilities include 15 teaching and research laboratories. Geography provides leadership for three research centers: the Gilbert M. Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education; the James and Marilyn Lovell Center for Environmental Geography and Hazards Research; and the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment. The Masters of Applied Geography offers specialization in geographic information systems, land use planning, location analysis, land development, planning and management, transportation systems management, environmental management, solid waste management, cartography, teaching environmental education, and curriculum development. The Ph.D. program focuses on environmental geography and geographic education.