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Hydrology Accelerated Master's Program (MS) - Environmental Hydrology and Water Resources

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Degree/Minor Description: 

The Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP) in HWR is a program designed to enable advanced UA undergraduate students to complete both the Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Hydrology & Water Resources as well as the Master of Science degree in Hydrology in a total of 5 years. This program is currently only available to students who are doing a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Hydrology. This program is not open to students who have completed a Bachelor’s degree or an advanced degree from another institution.

AMP students focus on completing undergraduate-level courses their first three years. By the midpoint of the junior year (1 December), students must submit an application to the AMP program. After acceptance to the Accelerated Master’s Program (in late December), students register to take a combination of undergraduate and graduate courses during the fourth year to complete their Bachelor’s degree. During this time, students complete both undergraduate and graduate courses, and begin to develop their research ideas in preparation for graduate-level research. In the fifth and final year, students focus on graduate course work and their research-based thesis in order to complete the requirements for the Master’s degree.

Research Opportunities: 

Water Resources Research Center: The WRRC promotes understanding of critical state and regional water management and policy issues through research, community outreach and engagement, and public education.

Arizona Project WET: Arizona Project WET (APW) develops water stewardship and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) literacy by providing teacher professional development focused on direct student outreach that delivers or extends classroom learning, and community engagement regarding responsible water regulation. 

Water Sustainability Program: The Water Sustainability Program provides science-based technical, economic, legal, and policy expertise necessary for water development and conservation. The goal is to strengthen research, outreach, and education efforts in the water resource area at the University of Arizona to help ensure a sustainable, high-quality water supply.

Water Quality Center Lab: The WQC lab focuses on water quality and is equipped to perform state-of-the-art chemical and biological analyses of water samples. The lab also performs tests on other environmental samples, including soils, wastes, and effluents. 

Arizona Laboratory for Emerging Contaminants: The ALEC lab works to detect, quantify, and speciate organic and inorganic micro-pollutants in water samples. The ALEC lab utilizes state-of-the-art mass spectrometry and associated analytical techniques to study a variety of samples. 

Environmental Biogeochemistry Lab: The Environmental Biogeochemistry Lab, also known as the Chorover Lab, is a research-oriented facility that is designed for the analysis of major and trace elements in environmental matrices such as soil, sediment, biomass and water. This research and teaching program is designed to develop a better understanding of how these various components interact to influence environmental quality.

Biosphere 2: Biosphere 2 is owned by the University of Arizona and is an Earth systems science research facility that focuses on the Earth, its living systems, and sustainability. The facility is located in northern Tucson and serves as a center for research, outreach, and teaching.