rebecca owens headshotBy bringing together faculty from a variety of departments across Texas A&M, the Water Program offers many opportunities for collaborations among various specialties. It is an excellent program for honing one’s own expertise in a specific area while exploring connections to other fields."
Rebecca Owens, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Tyler Junior College

derek cheung headshot“The Water Management and Hydrological Science Graduate Program at Texas A&M University equipped me with the knowledge, expertise, and connections I needed to achieve my goals and aspirations.  The breadth of expertise provided by the faculty far exceeds other schools thanks to the interdisciplinary nature of the program.  As a master’s student, I was regularly exposed to a wide range of topics I never thought I’d be interested in, while I still had the ability to focus on a subject.  More importantly, however, it was the people that really made the experience outstanding.  The faculty and staff genuinely cared about my growth and development as a scientist.  I was able to connect with my professors and be offered rare, career-building opportunities.  The graduate cohort provided the camaraderie and life-long friendships I desired when navigating any hardships along the way.  Overall, this was a great graduate experience, and I would not be where I am now without this degree.  I highly recommend this program to anyone pursuing a career in water!”

Derek Cheung, M.Sc.
Engineering Geologist
California Department of Water Resources

Benjamin-Grunau.jpg“My experiences completing my Master’s degree at Texas A&M, under the Water Management & Hydrological Sciences (WMHS) program, have left a profound and lasting impression on me.

I began my graduate coursework in the Fall of 2019, right before COVID made its appearance, and as a result I witnessed the transition from a traditional in-person classroom setting to a fully virtual format, a transition which I expected to detract from the quality of my educational experience. Had it not been for such an unprecedented situation like COVID, I may have never witnessed the flexibility, coordination, creativity, and dedication of the faculty as they raced to adapt and develop a fully interactive and immersive online classroom atmosphere. The WMHS faculty and staff are without a doubt some of the best that money can buy.

As an interdisciplinary program, the WMHS faculty includes expert researchers and professors from a diverse range of water-related disciplines including geology and geophysics, civil and mechanical engineering, remote sensing and GIS, agricultural water management, surface-water and groundwater hydrology, contaminant transport, water management and policy, and ecohydrology, just to name a few. As a WMHS student you will be exposed to all aspects of water as a natural resource, from the physics of water movement, to the chemistry of water quality, to the policy that dictates water distribution and consumption. On top of it all, the WMHS faculty demonstrate a genuine and nurturing interest in each student’s success and growth during their time at A&M.

From the quality of the faculty and staff, to the rich and vast curriculum available, any student lucky enough to be a part of the WMHS program will be well-primed to make a big impact in their professional careers.”

Benjamin Grunau, M.Sc.
Research Scientist Associate
Bureau of Economic Geology