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Interdisciplinary MS Program in Water Resources


About WARE

The WARE program is an interdisciplinary MS "slash" program.  Students who enlist in the program are pursuing graduate studies in hydrology or water resources from a range of departments at the University of Wyoming.  It is a dual degree program that encourages students to pursue interdisciplinary academic options while completing their MS research.

The educational underpinnings of this program include the following:

  • The purpose of the program is to develop cross-disciplinary education and perspectives regarding water resources.
  • Training is to be consistent with the rigor expected of professionals with water resource expertise.
  • The cross-disciplinary major program is flexible so as to meet the individual professional objectives of students.

Primary responsibility of student guidance and graduate program formulation resides with the sponsoring department and sponsoring major professor. Once accepted, each candidates graduate committee will contain at least one member drawn from the Water Resources Faculty. The Water Resources Faculty representative on the candidates graduate committee shall aid in formulating course program design, academic performance criteria, and research objectives throughout the candidates tenure in the program.

Departments and Degrees Involved in WARE

Several academic departments throughout the university work together to provide an interdisciplinary Master's degree program in water resources. The masters degree offered through these affiliations is awarded as a major with each of the sponsoring departments graduate programs and is designated on the graduate transcript as: M.S. or M.A. in (Program Name)/Water Resources. This formal recognition of a water resources degree emphasis certifies that the student has completed an in-depth multidisciplinary course program in the broad area of water resources.

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Water Resources Program Executive Committee Members

Scott N. Miller, Chair, Ecosystem Science & Management
K.J. Reddy, Ecosystem Science & Management
Don McLeod, Agriculture & Applied Economics
Fred Ogden, Civil Engineering
David Legg, Ecosystem Science & Management
Thijs Kelleners, Ecosystem Science & Management
Carol Frost, Geology and Geophysics

Contact Us

WRESE Program Chair, Scott Miller

Dept 3354

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-4274


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