Hydrology M.S.

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Hydrology M.S.

Program Overview

This program is intended for students with an interest in ground- and surface-water hydrology, water quality, quantitative and statistical hydrology, and water resource management. Durham, where the university is located, is situated where the Oyster River enters Great Bay, one of the most important estuaries of the Gulf of Maine. Only ten miles away are the Atlantic beaches and Portsmouth, a deep water harbor.

Contact

Department of Earth Sciences
56 College Road
214 James Hall
Durham, NH 03824

P: 603.862.1718
E: earth.sciencesl@unh.edu

Curriculum & Requirements

Students in the thesis option must satisfactorily complete at least 30 credits, which include the credits accumulated in the core curriculum. Students in this option must complete a master's thesis (6 credits) and give an oral presentation of the results.

Students in the non-­thesis option must satisfactorily complete at least 34 credits, which includes the core curriculum, a 2­-credit directed research project (ESCI 898 Directed Research), and a written and oral presentation of that research.

Hydrology

The core curriculum for the major in hydrology normally includes:
ESCI 805
Principles of Hydrology
ESCI 810
Groundwater Hydrology
Required Courses:
ESCI 997
Seminar in Earth Sciences (first year)
ESCI 998
Proposal Development (first year)
Select Master's Thesis or Directed Research:
ESCI 899
Master's Thesis
ESCI 898
Directed Research

In each of the options listed above, additional electives are to be selected from 800-­ and 900­-level courses in the department and/or from courses numbered 700 and above in related disciplines outside of the department (e.g., civil and environmental engineering, natural resources, chemistry, mathematics and statistics, and computer science). More detailed information is available from the department.

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