May 25, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Water Resources Management

The Water Resources Management (WRM) graduate program is a flexible, interdisciplinary course of study leading to a Master of Science degree. It is a technically and scientifically based program that blends the physical aspects of the hydrologic sciences with policy and management issues. The WRM program is designed to encourage a multidisciplinary approach to learning. Students with a desire to address water-related issues enter the WRM program from a wide variety of undergraduate degree programs (e.g., natural sciences, physical sciences, engineering, business, social sciences, education, liberal arts, environmental studies, architecture, etc.). After admission to the WRM program, students then work with their faculty advising committee to design a course of study that will strengthen their understanding of the hydrologic sciences and water management, while also developing relevant technical skills.

The Water Resources Management graduate program is housed in the UNLV College of Sciences. Faculty participation in the WRM program is by application, and not restricted to the College of Sciences. Student research projects may involve faculty from other colleges on the UNLV campus, the Desert Research Institute, or scientists at government agencies (e.g., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Geological Survey, Southern Nevada Water Authority, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, etc.).

Michael Nicholl, Ph.D., Director, Graduate Coordinator  

Program Information 

Water Resources Management Faculty  

Water Resources Management Courses  

Department Website


Master of Science - Water Resources Management