University Of New Mexico 

Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Water Resources Program offers the Master of Water Resources (MWR) degree, a professional degree designed to prepare students for careers in water resources. The MWR degree can be obtained by following one of two options or  tracks: the Hydroscience track or the Policy/Management track. Each track consists of 39 credit hours (exclusive of prerequisites): 36 credit hours of coursework plus 3 credit hours for a professional project.

The Hydroscience track is designed primarily for students with technical backgrounds (biology, chemistry, earth and environmental sciences, mathematics, toxicology, physics, physical geography, engineering, etc.) who wish to  complement their primary discipline by obtaining expertise in water resources with an emphasis on the scientific/engineering aspects of water. The Policy/Management track is designed for students with diverse backgrounds -- the natural sciences, political science, economics, sociology, management, engineering, geography, psychology, public administration, law, community and regional planning, public health, etc. --  who wish to emphasize those aspects of water dealing with economics, policy, administration, management and planning. The curriculum for each track is flexible, enabling a student, with his/her advisor and committee providing guidance, to design a course of study in accord with his/her career objectives.

The Water Resources Program faculty is drawn from four schools (Law; Engineering; Management; Architecture and Planning) and the College of Fine Arts and the College of Arts and Sciences.

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