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Prospective Hydrology Students

The Hydrological Sciences and Engineering Program at the Colorado School of Mines is an interdisciplinary graduate program comprised of faculty from several different Mines departments: Chemistry & Geochemistry, Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Geology & Geological Engineering, Geophysical Engineering, Mining Engineering and Petroleum Engineering. The program offers fields of study in fundamental hydrologic science and applied hydrology with engineering applications. Our program encompasses ground-water hydrogeology, surface-water hydrology, vadose-zone hydrology, watershed hydrology, contaminant transport and fate, contaminant remediation, hydrogeophysics, hydrochemistry and water policy/law.

Our students typically accept jobs in areas such as contaminant characterization and remediation, ground-water or watershed modeling, water-resources assessment, ecologic restoration and environmental restoration. Typical employers for M.S. graduates include environmental consulting firms, the U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the petroleum industry and state regulatory agencies. Ph.D. graduates find employment in colleges and universities, national research laboratories, environmental consulting firms, federal agencies and self-owned consulting businesses.

Our students are the best in the country, and have been given a number of prestigious awards for their work, from AGU Best Presentation Awards to NSF Graduate Fellows. We are proud of the tradition of excellence these students have set. We have a very active student group; follow recent events occurring here in the hydro program on the Hydrologic Science and Engineering Club page.

The Hydrologic Science and Engineering Program is always looking for outstanding graduate students. Please contact faculty that you are interested in working with directly, letting us know about your research interests and experience. In your application to the program, note who you might be interested in working with.

For additional questions, contact:
Tim VanHaverbeke
Program Manager
Hydrologic Sciences and Engineering Program
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-273-3467
FAX: 303-273-3413
Email: tvanhave@mines.edu