Graduate Studies in Water at OSU


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The need for professionals with a solid understanding of water use and conservation principles is projected to grow along with the demand for water. Consider the opportunities for a rewarding career that will help preserve the quality of life and economic benefits afforded by a reliable supply of high quality water for agricultural production, recreation, urban expansion and other needs. Those with water-related knowledge and skills will be in a position to help lead Oklahoma to a better future.

Follow the links below for a sampling of our departments' offerings.

Agricultural Economics

The Agricultural Economics Department's focus is on solving problems. Students completing degrees have excelled in teaching, research, extension, government service, and business. The department has an environment conducive to considerable interaction among students and with faculty.

View Ag Economics' water-related offerings.

Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering

M.S. and Ph.D. programs are available in the Environment and Natural Resources area within the School of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering. Students engage in a challenging program of study and in original and innovative research in four main areas: hydrology and hydrologic modeling, subsurface flow and transport, and surface water quality and erosion.

View BAE's water-related offerings.

Entomology & Plant Pathology

Students interested in entomology and plant pathology might choose to research insects, or controlling damaging insects or plant diseases.

View EPP's water-related offerings.

Natural Resource Ecology & Management

The overall goals of the NREM department are to provide high quality, advanced training and instruction in the application of the scientific method to problems in natural resource ecology and management.  The department strives to develop the capability for original and creative work under the guidance of established professionals and scientists.

View NREM's water-related offerings.

Plant & Soil Sciences

The graduate programs of the department of Plant and Soil Sciences prepare individuals for successful careers in a variety of areas, including farming and ranching, extension education, agricultural business, research, teaching, environmental sciences, waste management, and all aspects of crop production.

View PaSS' water-related offerings.

The Environmental Science Graduate Program

Due to its interdisciplinary nature, the ESGP attracts and produces students with interests beyond a single discipline.  Our students are housed in one of many departments includingAgricultural Economics, Economics, Leisure Studies, Plant & Soil SciencesNatural Resource Ecology & ManagementBiosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Geology, Geography, Political Science, Educational and School Psychology, School of Teaching and Curriculum Leadership, Sociology, and Zoology.

Learn more about the Water and Watershed Specialization at the ESGP Web site or view the brochure.