Academic departments across the university cooperate to provide master of arts or master of science degree programs that contain multidisciplinary training in water resources. The master’s degree offered through these affiliations is awarded as a major with each of the sponsoring department’s graduate programs. The water resources interdisciplinary major will be acknowledged on the graduate transcript and thereby certify to potential employers that the candidate has completed an in-depth multidisciplinary course program in the broad area of water resources.
The educational underpinnings of this program include the following:
- The purpose of the program is to provide multidisciplinary education and to impart a multidisciplinary perspective to candidates.
- Training is to be consistent with the rigor of professional water resources demands.
- The interdisciplinary major program is flexible so as to meet the candidates’ individual professional objectives.
Primary responsibility for student guidance and graduate program formulation resides with the sponsoring department and sponsoring major professor.
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Upon acceptance to the program, the sponsoring department must assign a member of the Water Resources Curriculum Committee to the candidate’s graduate committee. The Water Resources Curriculum Committee’s representatives on the candidate’s graduate committee shall aid in formulating deficiency requirements, course program design, academic performance criteria, and research objectives throughout the candidate’s tenure in the program.
Program Specific Admission Requirements
- University application and fee;
- Application fee is valid for three years;
- Official documentation indicating bachelor’s degree earned (not necessary if UW is the most recent institution attended);
- Potential candidates are encouraged to apply for admission to this program by contacting the participating department and by specifying at the initiation that they desire admission to the water resources interdisciplinary major. Their credentials will be evaluated by the sponsoring department and the department recommends admission of the individual into the program to the UW Admissions office.