Water Resources Science Graduate Program

Panoramic of the Mississippi River next to the U of M campus

Administered by the Water Resources Center, the WRS Graduate Program is the largest interdisciplinary program at the U of M.

The Water Resources Science (WRS) graduate program offers both Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees and draws on more than 100 faculty across the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities and Duluth campuses. Our highly collaborative environment gives students the opportunity to gain valuable learning experiences working alongside researchers at renowned facilities as well as agencies headquartered in both regions.

Students come to WRS from a variety of backgrounds like environmental sciences, biology, chemistry, engineering, or fisheries. They take classes in limnology, hydrology, environmental chemistry, and policy, and complement that core with their choice of electives to propel them toward their career goals.