Water Resources Graduate Program
The interdisciplinary Water Resources Graduate Program at Oregon State University awards M.S. and Ph.D. degrees and brings together faculty and students from six colleges and multiple departments, including the Biological & Ecological Engineering department. The degrees are designed to allow flexibility in coursework, while insuring an outstanding foundation and specialization in your area of interest.
The Program includes core requirements for all students with additional work concentrated in specific degree programs in Water Resources Engineering, Water Resources Science, or Water Resources Policy and Management. Students will draw from a set of existing OSU courses covering engineering approaches, watershed processes, and/or water resources management and policy. Prospective students should visit the Water Resources Graduate Program website for more information.
Research topics in Water Resources Engineering* include use of simulation modeling to support ecohydraulic decision support, application of remote sensing and GIS to water resource management, regional hydrologic modeling, optimum irrigation management, non-point source pollution management, constructed wetlands water treatment, and groundwater quality. The department is home to the NSF-funded CTEMPs.org, developing and supporting new methods in environmental monitoring. Departmental field campaigns are ongoing on six continents, with a strong emphasis on applied research.