Why get a master’s degree in hydrology?
Hydrologists find, manage and conserve the water resources needed by society; facilitate the mitigation of natural disasters; and plan for climate change. The demand for skilled geoscientists in the United States and worldwide is expected to double in coming years. Students with a hydrology M.S. are well equipped for jobs in either the public or private sector that require knowledge of hydrologic fluxes, field and laboratory analytical techniques, quantitative and geospatial data analysis, and scientific communication.
Why choose UNH’s hydrology program?
Hydrology students at UNH gain experimental, numerical and analytical skills in rigorous classes and research projects focused on sites in New England and around the world. The Department of Earth Sciences is one of the key academic centers of UNH’s renowned programs in Earth and environmental sciences, with many students working with faculty in the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS), the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping (CCOM), and the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering (SMSOE).
Potential career areas
- Academic research
- City planning
- Computer modeling
- Environmental hazard assessment
- Flood mapping
- Governmental agencies (e.g., EPA, USGS, NOAA)
- Natural resource management
- Remote sensing
- Surveying and cartography
- Water resource management