Graduate Studies in Hydraulics and Water Resources

Admission Requirements | MS & PhD Requirements

The graduate program in Hydraulics & Water Resources at The University of Iowa prepares students for careers in hydraulics, hydrology, and water resources, by providing a strong theoretical and applied foundation, and a broad-based academic background, necessary for positions in engineering design, research, and academia. The program combines hydraulics, fluid mechanics, hydrology, and water resources, with elements from environmental engineering, meteorology, remote sensing and systems analysis, and related disciplines such as economics, geology, geographical information systems (GIS), mathematics, statistics, electrical and computer science engineering, operations research, law, sociology, and urban and regional planning. Graduates find positions in consulting firms and government agencies, university and research labs, and private enterprise, with opportunities to work advanced and emerging topics in engineering.