Graduate programs (M.S. and Ph.D.) are available in soil science and horticulture (College of Agriculture), economics (College of Business), irrigation, civil and environmental engineering (College of Engineering), and watershed science and fisheries and wildlife (College of Natural Resources). Supporting courses are available in political science, applied statistics, sociology, biology, chemistry, geology and mathematics.
The academic and research programs are particularly strong in farm water management, irrigation systems, landscape water conservation, the hydrology of western forest and rangeland watersheds, ground and surface water hydrology in irrigated areas, hydraulics of pipelines and mud flows, flood hazard delineation, water systems optimization, remote sensing, salt-gradient solar pond technology, water quality protection in streams and lakes, drinking and wastewater treatment, hazardous and toxic waste management, bio-remediation, geo-environmental engineering, risk assessment in project design, economic and social impacts of energy resource development, groundwater quality management and fisheries and wildlife.
Interdisciplinary programs combine many of these areas. Multilingual international programs apply farm water management and irrigation technology in many arid lands around the world. Research facilities are centered in a 100,000 sq. ft. laboratory along the Logan River and are particularly well equipped for research in hydraulics, erosion control, cloud seeding, and water quality control. Research assistantships are available to support thesis and dissertations in the above areas.