graduate certificate in Hydrology

The URI Graduate Certificate in Hydrology provides students advanced training in the practice and processes that affect the availability and quality of groundwater and surface water resources. On completion of the hydrology graduate certificate, students will have the knowledge and skills to (1) conduct hydrologic investigations that support state, national and international industries, agencies and institutions that address the water quantity and quality based challenges facing society (2) perform hydrologic data processing and modeling appropriate for research, scholarly, and applied problem-solving endeavors.

Admission requirements: To apply you will need to provide:

  1. college transcripts certifying successful completion of a bachelor’s degree,
  2. two letters of recommendation from peers, mentors, or colleagues attesting to your ability to complete graduate-level coursework, and
  3. a personal written statement explaining why you are seeking a graduate certificate in hydrology.

GRE’s are not required.

Applications for Fall semester admission should be completed by 10 August and applications for Spring semester admission should be completed by 1 December.  Program requirements: 15 credits of graduate coursework that consists of at least 12 credits from the following courses: GEO 484/584; GEO 482/582; GEO 483; GEO 586; NRS 461; NRS 518. The remaining credits are taken from either the courses listed above or from an approved list of additional courses.

12 credits from the following core courses:
GEO 483 Hydrogeology (3 Lec., 1 Lab cr.)
GEO 586 Hydro Reading Seminar (1 cr)
NRS 461 Watershed Hydrology and Management (4 cr.)  or
NRS 518 Ecohydrology (3 cr.)
GEO 482/582 Innovative Soil and Groundwater Remediation Technologies (4 cr.)  or
GEO 484/584 Environmental Hydrogeology (3 Lec., 1 Lab cr.)
Additional 3 Credits from the core courses or from the following strengthening courses:
GEO 590 Environmental Hazards & Response (3 cr.)
GEO/NRS 535 Geospatial Watershed Modeling (4 cr.)
GEO 491 J-Term Indonesia (3 cr., Off-campus travel)
GEO 468/590 Aqueous Geochemistry (4)
OCG 480/580 Introduction To Marine Pollution (3 cr.)
OCG 519 Organic Geochemistry Of Natural Waters (3 cr.)

Students are responsible for meeting the prerequisite requirements for individual courses, as applicable.

Please contact Dr. Tom Boving, Dept. of Geosciences, for further information

Please refer to the LINK for further information.