Watershed Science (M.S.)

Overview

The Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability investigates the intricate physical, chemical, human, and biological interactions driving ecosystems.  We help develop leaders in ecosystem, watershed, and sustainability sciences: a new generation of practitioners able to address complex, integrated social-ecological problems, in collaborative partnerships with researchers, resource users and decision-makers.

Master of Science (MS) in Watershed Science

Areas of Study

  • Biogeochemistry
  • Erosion and sedimentation
  • Geographic information systems and spatial analysis
  • Hydrologic modeling
  • Land use hydrology
  • Physical hydrology
  • Remote sensing
  • Snow and alpine hydrology
  • Water quality
  • Water resource planning
  • Watershed analysis and cumulative watershed effects
  • Watershed hydrology
  • Watershed management
  • Watershed modeling

Next Steps

Requirements

Coursework, credit requirements, and more information is available in the Colorado State University general catalog. Please contact your department representative with program-related questions.

Student Employment

Graduate students interested in employment positions (GTA, GRA, GSA appointments and hourly positions) should contact their advisor and their departmental graduate coordinator for the process to apply.

Financial Aid