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Ph.D. On Campus


University of Arizona

20126 USD/year
20126 USD/year
11938 USD/year
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The department offers a program leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree with a major in Hydrology at University of Arizona. 

Visit the official programme website for more information


The Hydrology program at University of Arizona  is designed for students with interests in the physical, chemical, and biological aspects of the hydrologic cycle, as well as water resources systems, environmental studies, or water policy and the social sciences related to water resources. 


Students may concentrate in one or a combination of these fields but should acquire some proficiency in all aspects of hydrology and water resources. Research-based Ph.D. study programs are individually planned to meet the student's special interests and professional objectives.

Ph.D. applicants should have completed a Master of Science degree with a major in hydrology, water resources, environmental sciences, environmental engineering, or a related field. (Holders of a Bachelor’s degree cannot enter the Ph.D. program directly.)

All Ph.D. students are expected to acquire basic computer programming skills and complete a field methods-field synthesis course sequence. To meet the professional development requirement, Ph.D. students are required to attend departmental seminars and colloquia at the beginning of academic residency and to make two formal seminar presentations (minimum one oral presentation) of their own dissertation research at two professional conferences at or near the end of their academic residency. A presentation at the department's annual student research symposium, El Dia del Agua y la Atmosfera, satisfies one of these requirements.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Water Quality
  • Fundamentals in Subsurface Hydrology
  • Fundamentals in Surface Hydrology
  • Fundamentals: Systems Approach to Hydrologic Modeling

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Start dates & application deadlines


54 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
155 (quantitative)
4.5 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should upload required documents to the Graduate College application, including a Statement of Research Interests; a Resume or Curriculum Vitae; Three Letters of Recommendation (instructions provided); copy of Transcripts for all colleges and universities attended; Diploma Certificates (international applicants). 
  • All of these documents may be uploaded and attached to the Graduate College online application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20126 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10063 USD per semester during  .
  • National

    20126 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10063 USD per semester during  .
  • In-State

    11938 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5969 USD per semester during  .

Living costs for Tucson

830 - 1140 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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